Summer is not the time you want to be concerned 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 most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? ACE Solutions can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic functions. 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 panic. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are a few common sources of a leaking air conditioner that are easy to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume water from the air in your living space. This moisture must be drained 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 happens, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.
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 maintain 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 201-579-2562 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.