Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling 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? Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm 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 fret. Just call us. It could be an easy repair. The following are some of typical sources of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume moisture from the air in your house. This moisture must be drained 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 spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is change 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 happens, 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 512-355-1482 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.