Summer is not the time you want to worry 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 most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Mayeuxs AC & Heating can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy 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 a simple solution. The following are a few common causes of a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull vapor from the air in your home. This moisture must be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the usual causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this occurs, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving 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 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 notice water or ice around your AC unit, your preferred 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 (985) 764-2426 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.