Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? E.B. Air, LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic parts. 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 a simple repair. The following are a couple of typical sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract vapor from the air in your house. This moisture needs to 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 congested. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.
If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by shutting 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 preferred course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 979-335-4262 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.