What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016 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 fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Air-Dynamics Inc can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign 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 a few normal reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume water from the air in your house. 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 occurs, 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 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 takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry. 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 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 325-655-2515 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.