What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016 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 hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Anderson Heating & A/C 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 hinder its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are a couple of normal reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull vapor from the air in your house. This moisture has 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 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 running as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from pouring 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 trouble. 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 maintain 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. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.