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 hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Lanz Furnace and Fireplace can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. 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 an easy solution. The following are some of normal sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture must 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 transpires, the water will back up 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 filthy, it keeps air from flowing 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 disruption.
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 realize 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 608-291-3606 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.