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 reason and how can you fix it? KDM Service Corporation can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are a few normal causes of a dripping air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume 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 back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The easiest 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 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 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 notice 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 205-208-8090 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.