This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to eat, and your air conditioner breaking down doesn’t squeeze into your agenda. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had dreamt about this summer. So what is triggering your air conditioner to leak and what can you do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
runs it takes moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your air conditioner that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your unit into your home. Drains and coils get blocked with dust and debris and the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Changing your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit operating smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt it is possible that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of trouble.
If you do see ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your air conditioner off and switch your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to take care of.
Turn Off Your System
If you see water around your system inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a tiny concern, there’s no need to freak out. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your air conditioner is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic parts of your system.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the system checked out. There’s a chance that it is a small problem, but our professionals will know how to solve it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t arranged your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment with by calling us at 561-287-7071.