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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 be concerned 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 probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Twin Air LLC can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic components. 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 freak. Just call us. It could be a quick solution. The following are some of common sources of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull 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 clogged. When this occurs, the water will back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

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 handle it.

Whenever you see 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 703-754-1062 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.