What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to eat, and your air conditioner failing doesn’t squeeze into your schedule. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had thought about this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what should you do about it? Clogged Condensate Drain As your air conditioner works it pulls moisture from the air in your home. This generates condensation inside your unit that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your system into your home. Drains and coils get plugged with dust and debris and the water may back up into your home. Change Your Filters Exchanging your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit working smoothly. A nasty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes coated in debris and dirt there’s a chance that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of trouble. If you do notice ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your system off and switch your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to manage. Turn Off Your System If you see water around your unit inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a tiny problem, there’s no need to freak out. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your AC unit is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic parts of your unit. If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the problem checked out. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our professionals will know how to take care of it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t set up your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that arranged before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 772-318-4252.