Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water puddling 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 indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are some of common sources of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract vapor from the air in your home. 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 back up. When this occurs, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is replace 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 coated 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 shutting 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.