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

Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign 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 an easy repair. The following are a few common causes of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to pull moisture from the air in your house. This moisture must be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

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 notice 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 979-323-6130 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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