What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling 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 causing it 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 near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. 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 a couple of common causes of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract moisture from the air in your home. This moisture must be drained 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 back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing 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 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 402-896-5900 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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