Summer is not the time you want to be concerned 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 reason and how can you fix it? Tri County Climate Control LLC can help.
Turn Off Your System
The first thing you should do if you notice water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could destroy its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning 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 a quick repair. The following are a few common sources of a faulty air conditioner that are easy to repair.
Clogged Condensate Drain
Part of your air conditioner’s function is to pull vapor 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 congested. When this transpires, the water will back up into your home.
Change Your Filters
The most painless thing you can do to keep your system operating as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, 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 maintain it.
Whenever you notice 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 issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 541-238-2797 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance.