This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are trips to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t fit into your schedule. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had thought about this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what should you do about it?
Clogged Condensate Drain
As your air conditioner
operates 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 clogged with dust and debris and the water can back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
Changing your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your air conditioner operating smoothly. A filthy air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes coated in debris and dirt there’s a chance that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of trouble.
If you do notice ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your system off and turn your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to manage.
Turn Off Your System
If you see water around your unit inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a tiny issue, 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 air conditioner.
If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the issue looked at. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our pros 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 set up before things really start heating up. You can easily arrange an appointment with by calling us at 641-812-2028.