Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing 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 causing it and how can you fix it? Temp Air System Inc. can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are a few common sources of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract moisture from the air in your house. This moisture has 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 congested. When this happens, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is to replace the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing 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 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 notice water or ice around your AC unit, your first course of action is to turn it off and call us to come to take a look. It’s likely a minor obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.