Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re thinking of 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? Airmen HVAC Service can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning 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 simple solution. The following are some of typical sources of a leaking air conditioner that are easy to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract moisture from the air in your house. 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 congested. When this transpires, the water will fill 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 filthy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered 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 flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can handle it.
Whenever you see 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 570-322-3131 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.