Summer is not the time you want to be concerned 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 most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? County Line Mechanical LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling 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 warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are a couple of common sources of a faulty air conditioner that are straightforward to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. 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 back up. When this transpires, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning 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 layered 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 handle it.
Whenever you notice water or ice around your AC unit, your first 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 717-216-0846 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.