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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

During the hottest time of the year, it is understandable that you’d want to get the best performance possible from your home cooling system. The harsh truth of the matter, though, is that air conditioning problems can strike at any moment. Every now and then we receive a call from a distressed homeowner wondering why his or her air conditioner in Cary, NC is leaking water. There are a couple of reasons as to why such a problem may develop. As is the case with any air conditioning problem, you should contact your AC repair technicians immediately if you notice that there is water dripping from your AC. Speak with a member of the Ideal Services Heating & Cooling team today if you have any issues with your air conditioner. 

Condensate Leaks

If you notice that there is water pooling around your air conditioning system, a very likely culprit is a leak in your condensate line or a backed up condensate drain. There is no water circulating throughout your air conditioning system. There is, however, the matter of condensation forming throughout the cooling process. Condensation forms on the cool evaporator coil in the system, and it is drained into the condensate pan and away from the system via the condensate line. If there is a leak in either, due to corrosion, tears, or other damages, that water can wind up on the floor surrounding the components. This can lead to water damage, and even the risk of biological pollutant growth, and must be resolved as soon as possible.

Frozen Coils

If the evaporator coil in your system is frozen and covered with ice, the ice may melt periodically and give the appearance of a water leak in the system. Dirty air filters may be to blame, which is a simple fix: just change them as recommended. Another potential cause of the problem is a refrigerant leak. If you have a refrigerant leak, you need professional repair services immediately. Contact us so that we can determine precisely what the root of the problem is.

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