Water leaks in an air conditioner indicate an underlying problem. Essentially, the condensed humidity stored in the drain pan is not efficiently sent out to your household drain system. It could indicate damaged piping or a damaged air handler. If your AC leaks, the following are the most common culprits.
Clogged or Blocked Condensate Drain Lines
Over time, your AC’s condensate drain line gets clogged by mold, dirt, or dust, impeding efficient water drainage to the home drain system. That causes the condensation to back up and water to leak into your home. Having the clogs removed by NATE-certified and well-equipped technicians from Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can benefit you in the following ways:
- Frees the lines, ensuring smooth flow of water
- Saves you time and money
- Avoids costly mistakes associated with DIY repairs
- Maintains the quality and reliability of the condensate drain lines
Dirty Air Filters
A dirty air filter could be a problem when your air conditioner leaks. Dirty air filters force the air conditioner to work harder, leading to avoidable parts damage. In addition, it restrains the efficient flow of air over the evaporator coil, resulting in the freezing of the coil. When the frozen coil starts melting, the excess water can leak into your home. Replace old air filters to avoid such situations.
Other Causes of AC Leaks
Your air conditioner will also leak when the refrigerant reduces to deficient levels. That is because it causes the pressure of the system to reduce and the evaporator coil to freeze, resulting in wetness inside the air conditioner. The AC can also leak when it’s older than 15 years or when the condensate pump is damaged. Consider replacing aged, rusty drain pains or condensate pumps to solve the leaking problems.
At Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., our technicians can help you fix a leaky air conditioner. We offer a full range of cooling and heating services, including repairs, installation, and maintenance. To schedule an appointment in Sonora, CA or the surrounding area, contact our team today.