Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re dreaming 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? Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication 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 a quick solution. The following are a few common sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from moving 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 turning your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can manage it.
Whenever you see 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 515-207-6569 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.