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Why Is My AC Unit Leaking Water?

February 28, 2023 | Blog

If your AC is leaking water, no need to panic! There are many reasons why this could happen. And they can be easily fixed with at-home solutions or a quick call for AC repair. What you can do is pinpoint where the leak is coming from and find out what could be causing the leak.

Channell Heating & Cooling is here for you! Read on to learn more about the most common reasons why your unit may be leaking water!

Clogged Condensate Drain Line

Water can form in your unit when hot air blows over your unit’s coils and condensates in your drain line. This drain line pushes the water out of the house and into the outdoor unit. If your drain line is clogged, however, that water can seep back into your indoor unit and leak into your home. Some debris that can get caught in your condensate drain line include:

  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Mildew

If you think your water leak is coming from your drain line, you can remove the debris with a wet/dry vac. This will clear the blockage and your water can escape back out into your outdoor unit again. If you don’t have a wet/dry vac or need extra help, HVAC professionals can remove any debris blockage with their tools and get your system functioning properly.

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty air filter can cause a leak from your evaporator coil. Dirty air filters can block air from traveling to your evaporator coil, which can freeze the coil. When the frozen coil melts, water will overflow and leak from your system.

Take a look at your filter to see if there’s any buildup that could trap that air. You should change out your air filter every 30 days to prevent this kind of leak from happening. If you need help changing out your filters or the leak continues after changing it out, contact your local cooling specialists.

Your AC Is Low On Refrigerant

Your refrigerant levels also affect your evaporator coils. If your AC is low on refrigerant, it will lower the pressure in your system. This will also freeze your evaporator coils and lead to another kind of water leak. Check to see if your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or call in a specialist to see if there’s any damage to your unit.

It’s important to catch this kind of leak early because it can lead to costly repairs to your unit. If left untreated, you may have to get a full AC replacement. If your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently or makes an odd hissing or bubbling sound, call an AC professional to check out your unit.

Got An AC Leak? Contact Channell Heating & Cooling!

The best way to keep your unit from leaking is by scheduling regular AC maintenance. Our team at Channell Heating & Cooling fully cleans out your unit of debris and replaces any old parts that could lead to hazardous leaks in your home. If you’re looking for air conditioner unit repairs or replacements, contact our team today!

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