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 be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you catch water gathering around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple solution. The following are a few common causes of a leaking air conditioner that are straightforward to restore. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract moisture from the air in your home. This moisture must be drained 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 transpires, the water will back 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 flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption. If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can manage it. Whenever you see 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 773-704-0640 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.