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 chilling by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? D & D Heating & AC can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. 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 common sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract moisture from the air in your home. This moisture needs to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this happens, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.

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 realize water or ice around your AC unit, your best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 720-316-1401 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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