Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? GV Heating & Air can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a quick repair. The following are a few common causes of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract moisture from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be drained 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 happens, the water will fill up 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 filthy, it keeps air from pouring 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 shutting 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 best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 763-535-2000 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.