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 most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a quick repair. The following are some of typical reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract water from the air in your house. This moisture must 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 congested. When this occurs, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The easiest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, 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 manage 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 800-296-5088 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.