A properly maintained A/C unit should generally stay in good working order for a reasonable period of time. That said, an A/C unit is still a relatively complex piece of equipment. Like any complex equipment, you need to monitor your A/C for warning signs of damage or other such problems.
For example, perhaps you inspect your A/C unit and discover that it’s leaking. Be sure to take action sooner rather than later if you notice this. At Cunningham Associates Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer 24/7 emergency service to customers in and around Sandy Springs, GA. We will respond quickly when you call us to address an A/C leak before what might be a minor problem turns into something more serious.
WHY IS MY A/C UNIT LEAKING? SANDY SPRINGS HVAC SPECIALISTS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
There are a variety of reasons why an A/C unit may develop a leak. Often, this occurs because of a clog in the condensate drain. However, there are other possibilities to be aware of.
Sometimes leaks occur when the outside temperature is too cold to run an A/C unit. In these conditions, attempting to run your A/C may cause the evaporator coils to ice over, which may in turn cause a leak. This might be unlikely to happen in Georgia, where temperatures tend not to get that cold, but it’s still possible.
A disconnected drain line is another common cause of A/C leaks. Sometimes drain lines become loose for a range of potential reasons. That said, this tends to occur less often when an A/C unit has been properly installed, highlighting the importance of working with a reputable Sandy Springs HVAC company when scheduling A/C installation service.
Other common causes of A/C unit leaks include broken condensate pumps, clogged filters, and low refrigerant levels. What’s perhaps most important to understand is that fixing this type of problem isn’t a DIY job. You need a certain degree of expertise in HVAC repair and maintenance to properly determine why an A/C unit is leaking. Once the cause of the leak has been determined, you will also need professional experience and access to the right tools to fix the leak.
It’s also potentially dangerous to attempt to fix an A/C leak on your own. Usually, an A/C unit that’s leaking will merely be leaking water. However, it is possible that the unit is leaking refrigerant, which can harm you if you’re exposed to it. Thus, when you notice your A/C unit is leaking, you should make a point of maintaining a safe distance from it until experts have had a chance to take a closer look.
At Cunningham Associates Heating & Air Conditioning, we are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond when customers and around Sandy Springs, GA notice their air conditioning units are leaking. If you spot a leak, call us at 770-343-7565 to schedule emergency service.