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 fantasizing about 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? Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be an easy fix. The following are some of typical sources of a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume vapor from the air in your living space. 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 back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from pouring 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 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 realize 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 602-832-7808 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.