Summer is in full swing, which means blistering hot temperatures for many parts of the country. If you’re among the millions who rely on air conditioning to keep cool, you know that a broken AC can be a massive headache.
This blog post will discuss common AC repair issues, including water leaking from the unit. We’ll provide tips on how to fix these problems yourself so that you can avoid costly repairs.
- Frozen Coils
Coils help your AC unit cool the air, and when they freeze, it can cause water to leak from your unit. If you see that your coils are frozen, turn off your AC unit and call a professional to have them thawed out and replaced if necessary.
If you’re unsure of what’s causing the water leak, it’s best to call a professional to take a look. They can diagnose the problem quickly so that your AC unit is back up and running in no time.
Coils can be repaired by thawing them out and replacing them if necessary. However, if you’re unsure of what’s causing the water leak, it’s best to call a professional.
- Dirty Filters
Filters are a crucial part of an HVAC system, and they need to be regularly replaced to keep the system running smoothly. For example, if an AC unit is leaking water, it could be because the filters are dirty and need to be replaced.
Check the filters first and see if they need to be replaced before calling a professional. Experts use a combination of brushes and vacuums to clean out all the dirt, dust, and debris that can accumulate over time and cause your unit to leak water.
If you’re not comfortable replacing the filters yourself, you can always call a professional AC repair company to do it for you.
- Leaky Ducts
Leaking ducts are another common cause of water leaks in AC units. If your ductwork is old or damaged, it can cause water to leak out of the unit. Ducts can also become blocked, which can cause water to build up and leak out.
If you suspect that your ductwork is causing your AC unit to leak, expert technicians can use special tools to seal the leaks and prevent water from leaking out.
If you have a newer AC unit, it may be equipped with a condensate pump. This pump helps to remove water from the unit, preventing leaks. However, if the pump is not working correctly, it can cause water to leak out of the unit.
- Incorrect Refrigerant Levels
The ideal amount of refrigerant in an air conditioner is crucial for operating correctly. The AC will constantly run and not cool your home correctly if there isn’t enough. Conversely, too much refrigerant puts unnecessary strain on the compressor, shortening its lifespan.
If you witness water pooling around your unit, it could signify that the refrigerant levels are too low. Have an expert AC mechanic come out and take a look to be sure.
Mission Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is here to help you with all your AC repair needs, no matter how big or small. So if you’re having issues with your unit, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re happy to help!