Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water puddling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are some of normal sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume vapor from the air in your home. This moisture has 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 transpires, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is change 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 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 handle it.
Whenever you see water or ice around your AC unit, your best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.