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

Summer is not the time you want to be concerned 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 most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Clean Air HVAC can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. 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 repair. The following are some of typical sources of a leaking air conditioner that are easy to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume water 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 back up. When this occurs, 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 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 covered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.

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 notice 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 925-689-7017 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.