What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

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Summer is not the time you want to fret 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 the reason and how can you fix it? Garoken Energy Co. Inc. can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you see water gathering 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 indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are a few typical reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull moisture 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 most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this occurs, 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 change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving 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 trouble.

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 handle it.

Whenever you realize 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. 

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