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 hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 harm 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 panic. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are some of typical causes of a faulty air conditioner that are easy to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract moisture from the air in your home. This moisture needs to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this happens, 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 change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, 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 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 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 903-284-2612 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.