What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016This summer, the last thing you want to think about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner breaking down doesn’t fit into your schedule. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had in mind this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what should you do about it? Clogged Condensate Drain As your air conditioner runs it grabs moisture from the air in your home. This causes condensation inside your air conditioner that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your unit into your home. Drains and coils get blocked with dust and debris and the water can back up into your home. Change Your Filters Swapping your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system running smoothly. A nasty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt there’s a possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of an issue. If you do view ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your air conditioner off and flip your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to take care of. Turn Off Your System If you see water around your indoor unit it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a small issue, there’s no need to freak out. The first thing you should do if you view water pooling around your air conditioner is to turn off your system. Water may harm the electronic parts of your system. If there is any water or ice around your unit it’s best to call and get the system checked out. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our professionals will know how to take care of it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t arranged your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that arranged before things really start heating up. You can easily set up an appointment online or give us a call at 715-421-5555.