Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Miller Climate Control LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling 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 sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are a couple of typical sources of a leaking 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 living space. This moisture has to be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this occurs, 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 replace the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving 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 shutting 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 512-937-2001 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.