What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are a couple of normal reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull water from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can handle it.

Whenever you see water or ice around your AC unit, your first course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 812-638-4232 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. 

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