Summer is not the time you want to worry 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 issue and how can you fix it? Anderson Heating & A/C can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be an easy fix. The following are some of typical causes of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract water from the air in your home. This moisture needs to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from pouring 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 disruption.
If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by shutting 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 notice 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 775-230-7628 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.