Why is My AC Leaking Water?

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A leaky air conditioner may be worrisome, especially in the summer months when temperatures are high. It’s important to pay attention to your air conditioning unit so that you can take care of potential issues before they become a big problem.

It’s not unusual for air conditioners to have some condensation, but pooling or leaking water is another story. While some air conditioner issues may require you to call your local professional, other things you can fix yourself.

Improperly Installed

If your air conditioner is leaking, the first thing you should do is check that it is properly installed. Many air conditioning units are quickly and carelessly installed to get relief from the heat, but this can be a catalyst for issues. Make sure your unit is level and that your vents are open as pooling or leaking can occur if they aren’t.

The Pump is Broken

A broken pump could be the cause of leaking water.  You can determine if your pump is busted by pouring water into the condenser pan which will tell you if the pump is removing excess water properly. If the pump isn’t properly removing water, check the pump’s power connection. If the connection is good then the motor or the condenser may be broken. In this situation, it’s best to consult with the local professional to determine the source of the problem.

The Drain Hole is Clogged

At the rear of an air conditioner’s base is a drain hole that allows water to escape. Dirt and debris can sometimes cause the drain to become blocked or clogged which can cause leaking or pooling water. To fix this issue, merely clean out any blockage from your air conditioning unit and leaking water shouldn’t be an issue anymore.

Luckily, a leaky air conditioner or pooling water is not the worst scenario for your AC, but you should take care of the issue in a timely manner. A leaky AC or pooling water means your air conditioner isn’t working as efficiently as it could which means you’re spending more money and your home is likely not the temperature you’d like it to be.  If you are having trouble determining where the excess water is coming from, call your local professional from One Hour Air in Largo!