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 causing it and how can you fix it? Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water puddling 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 most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be an easy repair. The following are a couple of common causes of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume water from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be cleared 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 transpires, the water will spill out 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 filthy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered 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 maintain 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 204-272-8128 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.