Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about 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? Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. 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 freak. Just call us. It could be an easy repair. The following are some of common sources of a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull water from the air in your living space. This moisture has to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this occurs, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving 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 worry.
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 realize water or ice around your AC unit, your best 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 662-281-1231 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.