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

Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Superior Comfort Systems can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering 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 indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are some of normal sources of a leaking air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture must be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is replace 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 layered 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 shutting 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 see water or ice around your AC unit, your best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 828-775-5176 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.