If your air conditioner is leaking water, then it’s not working properly.
Although your home or office may still be getting the benefits of the air conditioner, it shouldn’t be soaking the walls and ground around it.
What can you do if this is happening to you?
We’re going to tell you what you have to do to prevent water leakage and how to deal with it when it happens. If left alone, the leaks will get worse, and eventually, your unit (and home) will need more expensive repairs. Keep reading to learn more.
The Air Conditioner Is Leaking Water – Why?
There are several common air conditioner problems that could lead to a water leak. Some are more serious than others and quick diagnosis is the key to preventing small problems from becoming more serious.
A blocked air filter, cracked drain pan, improper installation, low refrigerant levels, clogged condensate drain, or damaged condensate pump could be the source of your leak. There are various reasons why these breakdowns might happen, so thorough and regular maintenance is key in preventing them.
How to Deal With a Leaking Air Conditioner
When your AC unit is at the point of leaking water everywhere, you’ll likely need to have it looked at by a professional. At Air Expert, we offer AC maintenance, repair, and emergency services, in the event that your leak has gotten really bad.
The first thing you do, before you decide to call the pros, is turn off the air conditioner to prevent any further leaking. Then, try to soak up the water so that you don’t slip while trying to fix the leak.
If you’ve got a blocked air filter or a damaged drain pan, you can likely deal with the problem yourself.
For the air filter, it needs proper airflow to function, and if dirt and debris build-up, then the condenser coil could freeze. Swap out the air filter or clean up the debris from the current one if this is the cause.
A damaged drain pan can be temporarily fixed with water sealant, but you’ll need to replace it in the long-term.
Preventing the Air Conditioner From Leaking
The best fix for your air conditioner leak is preventative maintenance. In the hottest times of the year, you need to replace your air filter every 1-2 months.
Clean your air vents on a regular basis to stop dust and dirt from clogging up the air filter. Inspect and empty your drain pan regularly as well, to prevent it from overflowing.
If you find that you’re performing the proper maintenance and you still have AC leaks, then there could be an issue with the installation of the unit. We’ll ensure that your AC unit is installed properly and working at the highest possible level.
Don’t Wait When Your AC Unit Is Leaking
If you notice that your air conditioner is leaking water, don’t hesitate. The longer you wait to diagnose and fix the problem, the more damage the leak could do.
Houston is one of the hottest cities in the country, so you need your AC unit in tip-top condition. We’re here to make sure that happens. Contact us for all of your heating and cooling needs.