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 fantasizing about 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? Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning 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 repair. The following are a couple of normal sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume vapor from the air in your home. This moisture needs 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 congested. When this happens, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from moving 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 worry.
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 maintain 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.