Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re thinking of 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? Airtronic Heating & Cooling can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering close to 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 maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are some of normal causes of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract vapor from the air in your home. This moisture must be cleared 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 back up. When this happens, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.
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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 313-230-4053 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.