Summer is not the time you want to fret 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 probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic components. 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 solution. The following are a few typical sources of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract vapor 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 usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this occurs, 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 filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered 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 turning your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can manage it.
Whenever you realize water or ice around your AC unit, your first 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 224-412-8308 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.