What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are roadtrips to be had, marshmallows to eat, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t fit 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 are you able to do about it? Clogged Condensate Drain As your air conditioner operates it grabs moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your unit that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your air conditioner into your home. Drains and coils get clogged with dust and debris and the water can back up into your home. Change Your Filters Changing your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your unit running 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 possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of an issue. If you do see ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your unit off and turn your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to handle. 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 small problem, there’s no need to freak out. The first thing you should do if you see water pooling around your system is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic components of your system. If there is any water or ice around your air conditioner it’s best to call and get the system looked at. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our professionals will know how to solve it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t arranged your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily arrange an appointment online or give us a call at 972-669-9192.