What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

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Summer is not the time you want to fret 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 most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling around 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 most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are some of normal reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this happens, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this happens, 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 maintain 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 714-855-1717 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.

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