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

June 27, 2016

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about 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? Winters Heating and Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication 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 quick solution. The following are some of typical sources of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to 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 back up. When this occurs, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, 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 manage it.

Whenever you notice water or ice around your AC unit, your first 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 317-406-5783 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.