Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

a technician working on an air conditioning unit

Having an air conditioner that’s leaking water can be frustrating, especially since it can lead to water damage and unexpected repair bills. There are a few common things that can cause an air conditioner to leak water, and these are some of the most popular culprits.

Installation Problems

Sometimes, the way your air conditioner was installed can be the source of the problem. For instance, an air conditioning unit that’s not entirely level can create issues with the pressure and drainage throughout the system. If there is too much pressure in the system, water can start to collect within the unit. Closed vents or insufficient release of pressure can also cause this problem. Speak with a reliable repair and installation team to have these issues diagnosed and fixed.

Blocked Drain Hole

Another common source of a leaky air conditioner is a blockage in the drain hole, often because of debris backing up the system while it’s running.You can fix this problem by checking the air filter and tubing for dirt and debris buildup. It’s a good idea to have additional filters on hand as well, since the filter is responsible for keeping dirt out of the system and preventing a clogged drain. Your repair technician can fix both of these problems at once to keep your AC unit running smoothly.

Broken Air Conditioner Pump

Finally, the condenser pump is another common cause of a leaky air conditioner. The pump is responsible for pumping extra water and condensation out of the condenser pan, but if it is faulty or not strong enough, the additional water can pool in the system and begin to leak outside your AC unit. Always speak with a professional to diagnose this problem, since it will likely require you to replace your entire pump.

AC Leak Repair With One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Clearwater

No matter the source of your air conditioner leak, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible to prevent damage to your AC unit as well as your floor. Our technicians at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Clearwater are known for their speedy and reliable air conditioning service, guaranteed. Call to find out the source of your leaky air conditioning unit and get a fast, high-quality repair or request an appointment online.