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 hanging by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about 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? Total Comfort can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a indication that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be an easy fix. The following are a couple of normal causes of a faulty air conditioner that are easy to mend. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s function is to consume moisture from the air in your house. This moisture needs to be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes congested. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home. Change Your Filters The easiest 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 coated 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 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 notice 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 201-891-1333 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.