Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing 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? Stieferman Heating Company Inc can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. 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 fix. The following are a couple of typical causes of a dripping air conditioner that are easy to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull water from the air in your home. This moisture needs 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 occurs, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.
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 realize 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 573-203-3908 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.