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What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips 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 hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Langford Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are a couple of typical sources of a dripping air conditioner that are easy to mend.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume vapor from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular 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 functioning as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.

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 realize 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 813-898-9553 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.