Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the reason and how can you fix it? Heartland Heating & Cooling can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see 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 sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are a couple of common reasons behind a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to pull moisture from the air in your house. This moisture has to be drained 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 spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving 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 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 notice 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 515-344-3579 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.