What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 hinder its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning 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 a quick fix. The following are a few typical reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull water from the air in your home. This moisture must be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this transpires, the water will back 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 dirty, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered 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 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 949-204-0859 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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