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

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This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are roadtrips to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner breaking down 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 triggering your air conditioner to leak and what are you able to do about it?

Clogged Condensate Drain

As your air conditioner works it grabs 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 air conditioner into your home. Drains and coils get plugged with dust and debris and the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

Exchanging your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit operating smoothly. A nasty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes coated in debris and dirt there’s a possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of an issue.

If you do view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit off and flip 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 indoor unit it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a small issue, there’s no need to worry. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your air conditioner is to turn off your system. Water could harm the electronic parts of your system.

If there is any water or ice around your system it’s best to call and get the problem looked at. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our pros will know how to handle 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 scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment with by calling us at 706-250-7539.

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