What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips 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 hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming 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? Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning 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 destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are some of common reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull moisture from the air in your home. 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 back up. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is change 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 worry.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning 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 preferred 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. 

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