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 fantasizing about 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? Air Quality Solutions can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication 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 repair. The following are a few normal sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract moisture from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be emptied 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 transpires, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange 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 layered in debris and dirt. When this takes place, 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 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 614-871-4144 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.