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 fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? Premium Air Services LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic parts. 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 reasons behind a faulty air conditioner that are easy to restore.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to consume moisture from the air in your home. This moisture has to be cleared 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 transpires, the water will spill out into your home.
Change Your Filters
The simplest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.
If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can maintain 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 713-364-9957 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.