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 worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging 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 the issue and how can you fix it? Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you see water gathering close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign 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 couple of normal sources of a leaking air conditioner that are uncomplicated to repair. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s job is to extract water from the air in your house. This moisture must be cleared away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this happens, the water will fill up into your home. Change Your Filters The easiest thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is change 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 occurs, 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 see water or ice around your AC unit, your best 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 419-592-4756 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.