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 probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be an easy fix. The following are a couple of typical sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume water from the air in your living space. This moisture must be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this happens, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The easiest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.
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 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 801-305-4777 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.