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

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Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are a few typical causes of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull vapor from the air in your home. This moisture needs to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, 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 worry.

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 maintain it.

Whenever you realize 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 513-275-3601 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.

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