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 thinking of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? The Frazier Company 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 sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are some of common causes of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract water from the air in your house. This moisture has to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this occurs, 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 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 happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.
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 maintain it.
Whenever you see 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 402-628-0206 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.