Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing 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? Bon Air Service Company can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are a couple of typical causes of a faulty air conditioner that are straightforward to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract vapor from the air in your home. This moisture has to be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, 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 trouble.
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 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 problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 972-332-1028 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.