Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

Now that summer has been in full swing for a few weeks, you’re probably well aware how big of a difference your AC makes in keeping your home comfortable. Obviously, you don’t want anything to go wrong with your unit, but you may get worried if something does. So if your AC is leaking water, there may be a few reasons why.

Clogged Condensate Drain

If too much dirt, dust, or other debris builds up in your condensate drain, it can become clogged and cause water to leak out from your unit.

Cracked Condensate Drain

Without proper maintenance, your condensate pan may rust and crack over time. If this happens, condensation can get through your pan and allow water to leak.

Dirty Air Filters

We say it time and time again — make sure to clean or change your air filters each month. One effect of dirty air filters is restricted airflow. If air can’t get through the filter, it will freeze on the condenser coils instead. When that ice melts, you’re left with a leaking AC.

Disconnected Drain Line

Proper installation is the key to a well-working air conditioner. If yours wasn’t installed properly, the drain line can loosen as time goes on and cause your AC to leak water.

Low Refrigerant Levels

Low refrigerant levels don’t apply the proper pressure on air in your unit and can cause air to freeze on your condenser coils, causing your unit to leak when the ice melts.

If your AC is leaking, contact the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing for help. We offer top-quality AC repairs and maintenance services to keep you cool for the summer. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (412) 265-2662.