What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking WaterTips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing 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 see water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication 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 a quick solution. The following are a couple of normal causes of a faulty air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume water from the air in your living space. This moisture must be emptied 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 back up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

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 maintain it.

Whenever you see 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 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. 

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