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

June 27, 2016

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 issue and how can you fix it? Cool Power LLC can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. 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 fret. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are some of common reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture must be drained 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 happens, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this happens, 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 manage it.

Whenever you realize 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 631-246-4029 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.