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 hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. 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 panic. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are a couple of typical sources of a leaking air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

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

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace 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 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 maintain 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 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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