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 fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating 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 hinder its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are some of common sources of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull 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 most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace 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 covered 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 turning 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 notice 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 949-317-4175 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.