Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing 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 issue and how can you fix it? Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic components. 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 typical causes of a faulty 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 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 congested. When this happens, 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 change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.
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 maintain 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 717-383-4479 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.