What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016 Summer is not the time you want to fret about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re dreaming 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? Triton HVAC & Refrigeration can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering 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 maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are a few normal causes of a leaking air conditioner that are straightforward to restore. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture has to be emptied 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 simplest thing you can do to keep your system running as it should is exchange 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 layered 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 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 first 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 719-332-3458 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.