Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re dreaming of 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? Precision Mechanical can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water gathering around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are a few common reasons behind a faulty air conditioner that are uncomplicated to mend.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull moisture from the air in your house. This moisture has to 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 transpires, the water will fill up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is filthy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become covered 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 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 realize 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 obstacle, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 605-206-3766 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.