Why is My Air Conditioning Leaking Water?
Feb 15, 2016
Is your air conditioning leaking water? There can be several reasons for this. Some are natural, while others are a cause for concern. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your system. FL Green Team offers insight and tips on how to pinpoint the source so you can be proactive in maintaining your air conditioning or HVAC system’s health.
Is the water you see natural condensation or an actual leak?
Some condensation is normal, especially during the summer months when your system is working hard to fend off the Florida heat. Air conditioning units run off of heat exchange, which uses refrigerant. This hot-to-cold exchange causes the moisture in the air to condense on the outside coils. This condensation in turn drips into the condensate pan connected to a drain line. The water flowing out of this drain line is normal and means your system is running properly. However, if the water flow seems abnormally heavy, monitor it for the issues below.
Is your condensate pan overflowing?
If the condensate pan is overflowing, it means the water is not flowing through the drain line. This is usually caused by a blockage within the drain line. You will want to remove this blockage immediately, as the overflow of condensation can cause water damage to your AC unit.
Is your condensate pan leaking?
A crack in your condensate pan is a simple leak that can lead to major water damage to the surrounding floor, as well as any nearby objects.
Are your coils frozen?
This is a common issue caused by your airflow being blocked by dirty air filters. If you haven’t changed your air filter in the last 30-60 days, you will want to do so immediately, as this can lead to extensive damage and expensive repairs.
What to Do If Your Air Conditioning is Leaking Water
If you have gone through FL Green Team’s checklist and identified that your air conditioning is leaking water, then you should reach out to a local HVAC technician immediately to remedy the issue. Prolonged exposure to a water leak can lead to damage to your AC unit as well as the surrounding property exposed to the leakage. The best way to prevent leaks and other air conditioning related issues is to make sure you conduct regular maintenance on your system to keep it running smoothly.
FL Green Team is a licensed HVAC contractor that currently services Fort Myers, Florida and the surrounding areas. If you are a resident in Collier County or Lee County in need of service or if it’s been awhile since you’ve set a maintenance appointment for your HVAC or AC system, then give our team a call at 239.432.1500 today.