Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling 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 reason and how can you fix it? J & J Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a quick solution. The following are a few normal sources of a dripping air conditioner that are easy to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to consume moisture 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 occurs, 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 dirty, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, 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 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 254-355-3833 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.