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

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Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about 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? True Heating & Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign 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 quick fix. The following are a couple of normal causes of a leaking air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume water from the air in your house. 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 clogged. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from pouring 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 trouble.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by shutting 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 see 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 720-316-1898 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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