Air Conditioner Repair Newport News | Air Conditioner Leaking Water?
Every AC has an evaporator coil. The purpose of this element is to cool the warm air that blows over it. This can cause condensation on the coil, just like water droplets forming on a cold glass of water in a warm environment.
The condensation on the coil ends up dripping into a drain pan, down a condensate drain line, and then to the outside. Below are the primary causes behind an AC leak?
Clogged Air Conditioner Condensate Drain Line
Problems with the condensate drain line are common. Addressing them as soon as you notice the air conditioner leaking water. The drain line being clogged due to debris and dirt will lead to leaks or ruptures of the line.
Another possibility is that the drain line is not securely connected. This could of happen during original installation or due to vibrations loosening the line, which will inevitably lead to the AC leaking water in your home.
If the drain line has been clogged with dirt and debris, unclogging the line is a must. Please let a professional at Bert’s Inc come and check your AC drain lines.
Air Conditioner Drain Pan and Condensate Pump Issues
If your air conditioning system might be situated in a basement or lower floor, this could lead to issues. The drain line is likely to empty the condensate into a drain pan. Which is then redirected by a condensate pump.
If you have a condensate pump, then you may have experienced an AC leaking water. The issues below could be the reason.
The condensate pump has broken down, leading to the overflowing of the pan, or The older drain pan has developed rust while having developed holes and cracks.
Bert’s Inc certified AC repair technicians are standing by to provide some of the quickest, most reliable 24-hour AC repair services.
Dirty Air Conditioner Air Filter
Another common cause of an AC system that leaks water is a dirty air filter, which will block the airflow over the evaporator coil.
If this occurs, the evaporator coil will imminently get too cold, and in some cases may freeze over. When the melting process starts, it will drip a significant amount of water that is nearly impossible for the pan to handle.
Air Filters should be changed every 1-3 months depending on the Air Filter. Please contact Bert’s Inc so we can provide Preventive Maintenance on your equipment.
Low AC Refrigerant
Just like a dirty air filter causes a threat to the performance of your air conditioning system, the same can be said about low refrigerant. Low refrigerant will diminish the pressure in the system and the evaporator coil will freeze. When the coil melts, the water will overflow the drain pan and leave you with a leaking air conditioner.
When the system is low on refrigerant, you will notice that the AC system does not cool efficiently. The leak could be pinhole size or it might be severed and you might need to replace the air conditioning unit altogether. Contact Bert’s Inc for an estimate today!
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