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 dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you see water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. 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 panic. Just call us. It could be a simple repair. The following are some of common causes of a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull water from the air in your home. This moisture needs to be cleared 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 back up. When this transpires, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is change 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 layered 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 manage it.
Whenever you realize 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 360-255-5857 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.