Is your air conditioning unit leaking an excessive amount of water inside your home? You are on the right track if you are ready to call the professionals for help. But it’s also necessary to know why this problem happens in the first place.
Here are five reasons why your air conditioning unit brings you trouble by leaking water:
- Improper Installation
The incorrect A/C leveling causes too much pressure on the system which leads to leakages. This is why proper installation is crucial in any heating and cooling system. Similarly, if the condensate trap of your new unit is not properly designed, the water will overflow due to lack of proper drainage.
- Blocked or Rusted Condensate Drain Line
Dirt, mold, insects and anything small can block the drain line and cause water to accumulate in the system. Similarly, if the drain line is rusted and worn out, water will just fall through and leak out. If you notice water dripping from your unit, be sure to check for blocked or rusted drain line and have it cleaned and repaired so the water can find its way out.
- Dirty Air Filters
Air filter cleaning is one of the many tasks that are always neglected by homeowners. A dirty air filter is a source of several issues in your air conditioning unit, including water leakage. When the filters are clogged, airflow is obstructed which leads to frozen coils. When the ice melts, there will be too much water in the system in which the drain pan can no longer hold.
- Frozen Evaporator Coil
As explained above, a frozen evaporator coil also leads to water leakage in your air conditioner. But it’s not just dirty air filters that cause it to happen. Evaporator coils also freeze up when there is an insufficient amount of refrigerant in the system. Make sure to check with your trusted HVAC technician the status of your refrigerant and provide additions if needed.
- Broken Condensate Pump
If your indoor A/C unit is installed in the basement, you must have a condensate pump to push the water outside. If the condensate pump was broken or damaged, it can no longer do its function and leave the water leaking. That’s when you see water dripping in your unit.
Water leakage should not be an issue in your air conditioning unit with regular maintenance service, proper installation and reliable repairs. Good thing, Riddle Heating and Air Conditioning offers all these services at competitive costs. Give us a call for quality services you can always trust!