What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts06/27/2016 Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or hanging by the pool. When you’re thinking of the pool this summer, it’s most likely not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? MPC Heating & Cooling can help. Turn Off Your System The first thing you should do if you catch water pooling close to your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic parts. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s most likely time for an AC repair. Don’t panic. Just call us. It could be an easy solution. The following are a few normal sources of a dripping air conditioner that are straightforward to repair. Clogged Condensate Drain Part of your air conditioner’s function is to extract water from the air in your house. This moisture has to be drained away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the most common causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes clogged. When this occurs, the water will spill out into your home. Change Your Filters The easiest thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is exchange the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from flowing over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become coated in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of disruption. If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by turning your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can maintain it. Whenever you notice water or ice around your AC unit, your first course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor issue, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 308-432-5301 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.