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

June 27, 2016

Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be an easy repair. The following are a few typical reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull water from the air in your living space. This moisture must be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace 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 happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning 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 see water or ice around your AC unit, your preferred 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 432-237-0168 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.