What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016 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 thinking of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? B & G HVAC 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 functions. 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 panic. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are some of normal reasons behind a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore. 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 spill out into your home. Change Your Filters The easiest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, 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 disruption. If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning 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 best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 641-752-3429 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.