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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 chilling 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 causing it and how can you fix it? Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water gathering around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a quick solution. The following are a couple of typical causes of a faulty air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume vapor from the air in your home. This moisture has to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will fill up 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 grimy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping 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 realize 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 586-731-0950 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.