What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

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Summer is not the time you want to be concerned 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 issue 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 pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign 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 a couple of normal reasons behind a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume water from the air in your house. This moisture needs 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 clogged. When this happens, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from flowing 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 trouble.

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 notice 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 918-534-8286 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. 

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