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

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? McFadden Heating & Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling close to 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 freak. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are a couple of common causes of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this occurs, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing 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 shutting 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 best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 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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