Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging 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? Bell Air Conditioning Inc can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are some of common causes of a leaking air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull moisture from the air in your living space. This moisture must 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 fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, 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 handle 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 254-307-9572 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.