Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? B & B Heating & Cooling can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling near 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 most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are a few typical causes of a dripping air conditioner that are easy to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. 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 back up. When this happens, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption.
If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can maintain 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 314-325-7552 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.