This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to eat, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t squeeze into your plans. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had dreamt 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
works it takes moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your unit 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 blocked with dust and debris and the water may 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 nasty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt there’s a chance that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of a problem.
If you do notice ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit 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 handle.
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 panic. The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling around your system is to turn off your system. Water could harm the electronic pieces of your system.
If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the system checked out. There’s a chance that it is a small problem, but our pros will know how to solve it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t scheduled 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 239-241-5318.