What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016 Summer is not the time you want to be concerned about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or chilling by the pool. When you’re dreaming of the pool this summer, it’s hopefully not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s the issue and how can you fix it? Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you notice water pooling around your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could hinder its electronic functions. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a warning that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s probably time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a quick fix. The following are a couple of common reasons behind a faulty air conditioner that are straightforward to mend. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract vapor from the air in your living space. This moisture needs to be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this transpires, the water will back up into your home. Change Your Filters The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is replace the air filter. If your air filter is dirty, it keeps air from pouring over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this takes place, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry. If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can handle it. Whenever you realize water or ice around your AC unit, your best course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.