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What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re dreaming 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? McCune Heating & Cooling can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a quick repair. The following are a couple of normal causes of a leaking air conditioner that are easy to repair.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract vapor from the air in your home. This moisture has to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange 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 layered 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 maintain 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 316-733-9123 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.