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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 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 hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a quick solution. The following are a couple of normal reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume vapor from the air in your house. This moisture must be cleared 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 happens, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered 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 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 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 559-675-1681 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.