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 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? Brogan Heating & AC Inc can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water puddling 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 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 an easy fix. The following are some of typical causes of a faulty air conditioner that are straightforward to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull moisture from the air in your house. This moisture must be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this happens, 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 exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.
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 preferred 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 507-218-0088 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.