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

Summer is not the time you want to worry 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 probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Dave's Diversified Services can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are some of typical reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull vapor from the air in your home. This moisture must 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 congested. When this transpires, 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 grimy, it keeps air from moving 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 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 manage 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 540-369-3971 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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