You have recently discovered your air conditioner is leaking within your home. You aren’t sure if it’s water or another liquid – is it dangerous to touch? Should I immediately call a professional? Do not freak out, because we have your back here at Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing!
Common Causes Of Leaks And What To Do
Clogged drain lines are the usual suspect for an AC leak. Debris buildup within the drain can create a blockage. A condensate drain that is not cleaned for extended periods can eventually lead to a clog. In time, the accumulated moisture will spill out.
Although you need to commit to routine HVAC maintenance, pouring bleach down the drain every 6 months may assist in cleaning the drain.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
If you are living in a warm climate area, then you may be seriously skeptical upon seeing this cause. However, even in the hottest climates, frozen evaporator coils can still be an issue! Refrigerant leaks and blocked airflow can lead to your system freezing up. The melting ice can lead to an overwhelmed drainage pan and eventually a leak!
Do not fret, however you can always turn the system off and turn on the fan to thaw the ice out. But it is best to contact a professional specifically Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing!
Dirty Air Filter
The job of the air filter is to catch air pollutants and stop them from traveling into the circulation of air. The accumulation of dirt and debris however can prevent you from enjoying clean air. As aforementioned, freezing can occur within the unit. This is typically caused, however, by dirty air filters.
So, make sure that you are changing out your air filters every month!
Broken Condensate Pump
The condensate pump is tasked with dispersing water within the unit. A broken pump may cause the drainage pan to overflow.
This unfortunately is not an issue that can be solved by homeowners alone. Your best case of action is to contact one of our professionals.
If you have forgotten to show your air conditioner some love through a checkup or routine maintenance, then this issue may be affecting you. The coils within your unit may have built-up dirt and debris which can cause leakage. The dirt collected within the coils themselves can block moisture from falling into your drainage pan.
This can cause that moisture to leak outside of your system. So, make sure you give your HVAC coils a thorough cleanse to avoid this issue.
Incorrect AC Installation
So, you may have recently purchased a brand-new HVAC unit but are experiencing leakage already. We understand this can be very frustrating however, this issue may be an improper installation of the AC.
Disproportionate units and drainpipes, as well as unleveled units, can lead to leakage within the home. In this case, you are going to need experienced and trained experts to assist in a professional air conditioner installation. Luckily, you are in the right place to find that!
Contact Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing!
If you are experiencing leakage from your AC then your best course of action is to contact us at Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! Call today to request service in HVAC maintenance or repair. Here in New Orleans, we have been tailoring our service for homeowners since 1964!