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 dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Clean Air HVAC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be an easy fix. The following are a couple of typical reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume moisture from the air in your house. This moisture has to be emptied 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 clogged. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.
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 notice 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 925-233-6238 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.