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 relaxing 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 causing it and how can you fix it? Rescue Heating & Air can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. 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 freak. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are a few common reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to pull vapor from the air in your home. This moisture has to be emptied 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 happens, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange 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 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 manage it.

Whenever you notice 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 361-265-4371 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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