Summer is not the time you want to be concerned 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? Titan Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water puddling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t fret. Just call us. It could be an easy fix. The following are a few normal sources of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull water from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating 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 coated in debris and dirt. When this occurs, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of trouble.
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 manage it.
Whenever you notice 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 541-286-6617 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.