What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016This summer, the last thing you want to worry about is an AC repair. There are vacations to be had, marshmallows to roast, and your air conditioner going out doesn’t work into your agenda. 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 are you able to do about it? Clogged Condensate Drain As your air conditioner works it pulls moisture from the air in your home. This causes condensation inside your unit that has to be drained away. A clogged condensate drain is the most common cause of water leaking from your system into your home. Drains and coils get plugged 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 air conditioner operating smoothly. A dirty air filter keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil becomes covered in debris and dirt it is possible that it could ice up. Any ice or water is a sign of a problem. If you do see ice on your evaporator coil, you’ll have to defrost it. To defrost it, turn your system off and turn your blower from “auto” to “on”. This will slowly allow the ice to melt in a way that your drain will be able to handle. 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 view water pooling around your air conditioner is to turn off your system. Water might harm the electronic components of your air conditioner. If there is any water or ice around your system it’s best to call and get the system looked at. There’s a chance that it is a tiny problem, but our experts will know how to solve it and can help set your mind at ease. If you haven’t scheduled your annual air conditioner maintenance, now is a great time to get that set up before things really start heating up. You can easily arrange an appointment online or give us a call at 319-524-3714.