5 Reasons Your AC Is Leaking Water

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5 Reasons Your AC Is Leaking Water

During the humid Crown Point, Indiana summer is not the time to have your AC breakdown. When your AC is functioning properly, the cooling process also involves removing moisture or humidity from the indoor air. A natural byproduct is the formation of condensation, which is normally deposited into a drain pan and finally into your home’s drainage pipes or through a condensate line that runs from inside to the outdoors. 

If anything malfunctions anytime during the AC system’s normal operation, water may leak onto the floor around your indoor unit or air handler. AC water leaks can lead to damage to the AC unit and even cause mold growth in the house. Should you need an AC repair, Merts Heating & Air Conditioning has served homeowners in the Steger, Illinois and Crown Point, Indiana areas since 1952. Merts has a long list of satisfied clients, and we can help you, too

There are several possible causes of an AC leaking water. Let’s explore five of the most common:

  1. A frequent cause of water leaking from an AC is a clogged drain line. The drain line is responsible for carrying water away from the AC unit, but when it becomes clogged with dust, dirt or other debris, water can back up, overflow and leak from the AC unit and into your home.
  2. A dirty air filter can also cause an AC to leak water. When the air filter becomes clogged with dirt and debris, it restricts the airflow through the AC unit. This can cause the evaporator coil to freeze up, which leads to water leaking from the unit.
  1.  Some AC systems have a condensate pump, which removes water from the unit. A broken or malfunctioning condensate pump can cause water to overflow and leak water. If your condensate pump isn’t working properly, call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an AC repair today.
  1. If the refrigerant level in your AC unit is low, it can cause the evaporator coil to freeze up. When the coil thaws, it can create excess water that can leak from the unit.
  1. The drain pan is responsible for collecting water that drips off the evaporator coil. If the drain pan is damaged or disconnected, water can leak from the AC unit and into your home.

Regular maintenance and cleaning of your AC unit can help prevent these common causes of AC water leaks. Merts Heating & Cooling can inspect and service your AC unit to ensure that it is working efficiently and not causing any hidden damage to your home. Contact Merts today to schedule your AC repair or maintenance.