Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? B&D Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are a few common reasons behind a leaking air conditioner that are easy to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract moisture from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this occurs, 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 manage 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 928-432-6018 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.