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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 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? Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning 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 an easy repair. The following are some of typical causes of a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume moisture from the air in your house. This moisture must 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 congested. When this occurs, 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 change the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

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 509-397-3622 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.