Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 destroy its electronic functions. 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 a simple solution. The following are some of common causes of a leaking air conditioner that are straightforward to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract moisture from the air in your living space. This moisture has to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this occurs, 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 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 takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.
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 manage it.
Whenever you notice 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 251-471-2674 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.