With soaring temperatures and a rising heat index, the last thing you want to see is water beginning to pool around your air conditioning unit. The mechanisms within your A/C unit are a series of complex systems which include such components as the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil has one main task which is to cool warm air as it blows over it. When your air conditioning unit is functioning correctly this process allows for a certain amount of moisture (condensation) to form around the coil. This moisture drips into a drain pan before entering a drain line that takes the water out of your home. According to the knowledgeable experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a number of reasons that cause water to form around your air conditioning unit.
The Top Four Reasons Water Forms in & Around Your AC Unit
1. Your condensate drain line is clogged: One of the most common causes of water leaking from your AC is a clogged condensate drain line. If the drain line becomes obstructed by mold, dirt, dust or any other form of debris, the water will have nowhere to go but up only to leak out. The experienced and highly skilled technicians at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will use specialized equipment to remove the blockage and troubleshoot your unit to get it functioning correctly.
2. Damaged drain pan: If your air conditioning unit is 12 to 15 years old, your drain pan may be rusted or damaged which can cause water to spill through. If you are a fan of DIY you can replace the pan or contact the experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning for professional repair. If your unit is aging and your monthly power bills are on the increase you may want to consider upgrading to a brand new energy efficient model.
3. Dirty air filter: If your air filter is dirty it will restrict the air that flows over your evaporator coil causing the coil to freeze. Once it begins to defrost, it will drip more water than the drain pan can handle causing the water to leak out and pool. Check your air filter on a regular basis (1 to 3 months depending on the season) and change it when necessary.
4. Low refrigerant: Just like a dirty air filter, low refrigerant will also lower the pressure in your AC system and cause your evaporator coil to freeze over. Once frozen water on the coil begins to melt, your drain pain will not be able to keep up with the excess causing the water to overflow. Signs your refrigerant is low include, your unit running constantly but failing to cool the home and a bubbling or popping noise which indicates a refrigerant leak.
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For more information regarding professional HVAC services including troubleshooting, repairs, new installation, and maintenance for your Las Vegas Nevada home or business contact the knowledgeable experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.