What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016This summer, the last thing you want to deal with is an AC repair. There are roadtrips to be had, marshmallows to enjoy, and your air conditioner breaking down doesn’t work into your schedule. A pool of water by your air conditioner isn’t the pool you had thought about this summer. So what is making your air conditioner to leak and what can you do about it? Clogged Condensate Drain As your air conditioner operates it grabs moisture from the air in your home. This creates condensation inside your system that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your air conditioner into your home. Drains and coils get blocked with dust and debris and the water may back up into your home. Change Your Filters Swapping your air filters is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system working smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt there’s a possibility that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of a problem. If you do notice ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your system off and switch your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to manage. Turn Off Your System If you see water around your system inside it’s a sign that something is either leaking or not draining. It could be a minor problem, there’s no need to worry. The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling around your AC unit is to turn off your system. Water could harm the electronic parts of your air conditioner. If there is any water or ice around your system it’s best to call and get the issue checked out. There’s a chance that it is a minor problem, but our experts will know how to take care of it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t set up your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that scheduled before things really start heating up. You can easily schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 205-758-2703.