A leaking AC is a problem that you shouldn’t ignore. It means something is wrong with the system. Because there is more than one possible problem, we need to inspect the air conditioner to say with certainty why it’s leaking water.
Dirty Air Filter
A dirty air filter can cause leaks by blocking airflow to the evaporator coil. When the evaporator coil doesn’t receive adequate airflow, it freezes. As the frozen coil melts, this causes excess water in your AC’s drip pan. You need to wash the air filter in a window AC once a month. In a central cooling system, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how often to clean or change the filter. This is usually every one to three months.
Clogged Drain Line
Your air conditioner’s condensate drain line collects dust and dirt over time. Mold may also begin growing inside of it. When the condensate drain line becomes clogged, it often causes leaks because it no longer adequately drains condensation from the system. You can prevent this problem by regularly cleaning window AC units and scheduling professional maintenance for other types of air conditioning systems. Professional maintenance is needed once a year for whole-house air conditioning systems.
Air conditioning systems maintain a set level of refrigerant in a closed system. When there is a refrigerant leak, this causes the AC to no longer work correctly. If you have noticed a decrease in your indoor comfort, then your AC may have a refrigerant leak, which could also turn into a water leak when it causes damage to other parts of the system. Low refrigerant can cause the evaporator coil to freeze as well.
Air Giant Heating & Air Conditioning has experienced HVAC technicians and prioritizes the customer experience and satisfaction. We offer financing on approved credit for new air conditioning and heating systems in Florien and the surrounding area. You can call us for emergency repairs on AC and heating systems at any hour. Other services we offer include AC maintenance, heating maintenance, and indoor air quality. Contact us for more information or to book your appointment today!