If your air conditioner is leaking water, you have a situation that needs immediate attention. The reason why it’s leaking water is never a good thing, and delaying getting the problem fixed can result in bigger damage. There are some common reasons why an AC starts leaking water.
Clogged Condensate Drain
A clogged condensate drain is the most common reason for water leaking out of an air conditioner. The drain gets clogged with dirt, dust and other debris. Once the drain is clogged, water backs up and starts pooling outside the AC system.
If your air conditioner has little to no refrigerant, it can cause a water leak. The first sign of this is the air coming from your vents not being as cold as usual. The evaporator coils in your outdoor AC unit may freeze over, and then leak water when they warm up.
The team at Baker Heating & Cooling in Surprise, AZ, can replace your air conditioner’s refrigerant. We’ve been helping families stay cool in their homes since 2007.
Drain Line Became Disconnected
While unusual, the drain line that attaches to the drain pan may become disconnected. If you see your AC is leaking water, look at the drain pan and see if it’s still connected to the drain line under it. If it’s disconnected, call an HVAC company to reattach it as soon as possible.
Evaporator Coil is Broken or Dirty
If you just see drips instead of a puddle outside your furnace, it may be water is splashing off the evaporator coils instead of routing to the drain pan. This can happen when the coils are dirty or there’s a hole in the insulation that surrounds them. To prevent this problem, schedule an AC tune-up every spring.
Baker Heating & Cooling is a reliable local company that repairs, replaces and tunes up air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps. We can also help you with indoor air quality products and services. Get in touch today for the best in fast and friendly service!