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

Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? US Air Heating and Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are some of typical causes of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume moisture from the air in your house. This moisture must be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this occurs, the water will spill out into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless 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 happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning 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 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 803-980-4328 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.