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

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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 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? Comfort Zone Inc can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. 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 fret. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are a few normal reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to restore.

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 emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, 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 handle 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 239-574-2327 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.

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