How to Fix A Leaking Air Conditioner
This is a common problem during Florida summers so we put together a quick guide to hopefully help you get your AC back to running smoothly. In this Florida heat, when your air conditioner isn’t working properly, it’s an emergency! Your comfort is our number one priority. If you decide it’s time to contact professionals, please contact us! We can get your air conditioner running smoothly again 7 days a week – even on holidays.
1. If Your Leaking Air Conditioner is Leaking Inside
2. Clean Up the Water
3. Check the Air Handler
4. Determine If You Need to Replace the Pan
5. Check for Frost or Ice
There are 3 common reasons for frozen coils:
• Clogged air filter causing reduced airflow over the coils.
• A refrigerant leak.
• Damaged blower fan.
If you think your air filter was causing the problem, leave the AC turned off long enough to melt all of the ice. Replace the clogged and dirty air filter with a new one and turn our AC back on. If you see ice build up again, turn off your AC and contact us. We will check to see if you have a refrigerant leak. If you do not hear the fan running while the unit is on, you probably have a damaged blower fan and need to contact us.
If you haven’t been doing your yearly AC maintenance, your AC coils are probably getting covered with a lot of dust and grime. When that happens, the condensate cannot run down the coils into the drain line. It gets diverted by the debris and drips off the coil rather than running into the condensate line. So if you are seeing small drips rather than a large amount of water, this is potentially the cause. In this case you need a good coil cleaning. If you know what you are doing it’s not that difficult but if not, we recommend leaving this job to the pros. You can damage sensitive coil fins if you use the wrong cleaning products or technique.
How to Avoid Air Conditioner Problems
Maintaining your air conditioning system is very important. We recommend you change your filter at least once a month and schedule regular maintenance. Whether it’s a leaking air conditioner or something else, Home-Tech offers the most professional Clean and Check in SW Florida. And, if you are a GOLD or Silver Service Agreement Member, an annual Clean and Check is part of your coverage.
Time to Call in the Professionals?
If you still have a leaking air conditioner, contact us! Your comfort is our number one priority. We can get your air conditioner up and running again 7 days a week – even on holidays.