Water leaking from an air conditioner is a very common problem; nearly 80% of all air conditioning service calls in Austin are related to leaking air conditioners. If the water is leaking from a wall-mounted air conditioner, it can cause damage to the inside of the home, such as on walls, flooring, and so on. If you are wondering how to fix your AC when it leaks water, here are a few quick fixes that can help you in solving this problem while you are waiting on a professional to show up. If the central air conditioning system in your home is leaking, it may be because the air filter is too dirty. A solution will be as simple as changing the air filter. The other reason for leaking is a hole or crack in the overflow drain pan, or a blockage in the condensate line.
Carefully inspect the overflow pan for damage. A crack or hole can be detected using a flashlight. Repair the cracks if needed, or replace the damaged overflow pan. If it is a clogged filter, it is best to replace the air filter. The filter should be replaced regularly for maximum efficiency. A clogged air filter will send out dirty air and can cause allergies and other problems. Most filters need replacement every two or three months. A dirty air filter also causes ice to form on the evaporator’s coil, and this ice, when melting, can cause a water leak. If you are still wondering how to fix your AC when it is leaking, and are not sure what went wrong, call up a professional technician for an inspection. A professional technician is just a phone call away in Austin.
A stopped-up condensate line is a very common cause for air conditioner leaks, as well. When this line is clogged, the water that should drain outside backs up and floods the overflow pan. Clearing and cleaning this line can fix the leak, and most air conditioning systems shut down automatically when the condensate line is clogged. If you are not sure how to clean a condensate line, you should call an AC technician. Algae, slime, and bacteria can easily accumulate in the condensate line causing the clogging.