The heat has made its way in to the weather. Most people are past the cold days and nights and are starting to enjoy the warmth of the spring and summer months. This means you are likely starting to use your air conditioner. The AC unit is a huge part of what will make your home enjoyable and comfortable to live in. The air conditioner is part of the home that is needed to make sure you can have a cooled off home. The problem is there can be issues with the air conditioner if it is not taken care or repaired and maintained. One of the things you might notice is that when you start to use the AC you see water leaking. The water that you are seeing is not supposed to happen and that is a sign that there is a problem you need to have addressed right away. There are several things that could be causing your AC unit to leak water. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines what could be causing your AC unit to leak.
AC Drain Line Keeps Clogging
When you are trying to reduce the heat in a home and add cool air to it there is going to be condensation. The presence of condensation is not what you need to worry about because it is something that is going to happen and is normal. The fact is that the condensation is supposed to happen and that is why there is a drain. The drain line takes the condensation or moisture away from the unit and the house. When the line becomes clogged from any type of debris the moisture has nowhere to go and can lead to leaking water. You want to make sure that you call a professional to come out and clean the lines. Once the line has been cleaned out the moisture will have a place to go and you will stop seeing the leaking in the wrong places.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The AC unit that you have works to take the heat out of the home and add cool air to the house. There are coils that are in the unit that process the refrigerant and change it from a liquid to a gas so that it can cool the air. The problem is that the change in the air can be too much that the coils will start to freeze over. When they freeze the house will not cool well and there can be water leaking from the unit. The coils can also be clogged or damaged and that will cause the leaking as well.
AC Condensate Pump Not Running
The unit has a pan that is under it that will collect the water and then a pump will work to remove it and send it out to a safe location. The issue can be that the pump is not working and that can lead to the water leaking over the pan and that will come across as a leak. You need to make sure that you call a professional to make the repair.