Why Your AC is Leaking Water in Your Home

Leaks in your home can cause concern at any time.

Once a leak begins, it doesn’t take long for water damage to occur.

Leaks can damage floors, walls, ceilings, carpets, and even furniture. Take action if your A/C is leaking water. Check your evaporator coil if you see a puddle under your A/C. A layer of ice and frost could be dripping water. However, it is unlikely to cause permanent damage to your unit if you fix it right away. If your A/C needs repair, turn it off, place a towel underneath it, and schedule an appointment. One of the most common causes of air conditioner leaks is a clogged drain line. Your HVAC technician can use a wet/dry vacuum to remove dust, dirt, or mold from your drain line. Condensation pans can also leak. Your A/C’s drip pan prevents moisture from leaking into your home. If the condensate drain becomes clogged, the shallow pan can overflow. Water spilled out of the pan will leak into your home. A common misconception is that air conditioners use up refrigerant like cars. False. Refrigerant does not need to be topped off regularly. A/C malfunctions can cause refrigerant leaks, which are usually indicated by hissing or bubbling noises. Your air conditioner will need to be repaired and the refrigerant replaced if it leaks refrigerant. Your A/C won’t work without the right amount of refrigerant. Your A/C will not be able to cool your home, and the evaporator coil will be too cold. Ice forms inside your unit when the evaporator coil reaches a certain temperature. This ice can cause your air conditioner to leak water into your home.


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