Air conditioners get a lot of use in The Woodlands, Texas, which is why it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for common AC issues that could indicate an underlying problem. Air conditioner leaks are one such common HVAC problem, leaving Texas homeowners wondering how to handle it.
The Role of Water in AC Units
An air conditioner has an evaporator coil that cools any warm air blown over it. This results in moisture forming on the coil, which then drips into a drain pan and moves away through condensate drain lines. When you have leaking water inside your home that appears to be coming from the AC, you may be dealing with any of the following issues.
A Clogged Condensate Drain Line
The condensate drain line can clog with dirt, sludge, dust, mold, and other debris, causing water to leak into your home. The only way to fix the issue to unclog it, either by using a wet/dry vac or enlisting the help of an HVAC professional.
Watch our short video on how drain lines can cause damage and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.
Damaged Drain Pan
After so many years, the AC’s drain pan can rust and become damaged, causing the dripping water to fall right through the pan and into your home. It’s an easy fix, as you only need to replace the pan.
Broken Condensate Pump
If your AC unit has been installed in the basement, you’ve got a condensate pump that pumps water outdoors. This pump can break and will need to be replaced.
Clogged Air Filter
Dirty air filters block airflow in the HVAC system, but there’s also a filter over the evaporator coil. When this filter gets blocked, the coil can freeze over and drip excessive amounts of water. You’ll need to change the filter every one to three months.
As soon as you spot water leaking from your air conditioner, contact Integrity Comfort Solutions at 281-346-3095. Scheduling an AC service call is the best thing you can do to prevent water damage and keep your AC running smoothly.