Air conditioners function to provide comfort and eliminate the stresses and discomfort that accompanies warm weather. Unfortunately, your air conditioner’s purpose won’t be served if you find your system is leaking. If you discover a leak coming from any component of your HVAC system, you may want to consider one of the following culprits.
1. Dirty Air Filter
Dirty air filters are a common cause of leaks occurring in air conditioners. A dirty filter can block the airflow in the evaporator coil, resulting in temperatures dropping and the coil becoming covered in ice. When the frozen evaporator coil melts, water can accumulate in the drain pan and spill onto your floors.
2. Clogged Drain Pipe
Water arrives safely into your air conditioner’s drain pan through a network of pipes. If the drain pipe becomes clogged or corroded by dirt, pests, mold or other obstructions, the water running through the system has nowhere to go but back into the home. If you find water quickly pooling outside of your air conditioning unit, call an HVAC professional immediately. Scheduling routine preventive maintenance is a wise idea, as professionals will regularly clean your evaporator coil and condensate drain pipe, and check for other issues that could lead to a potential breakdown.
3. Faulty Installation
An improperly installed air conditioner can easily result in leaks. Hiring a trusted and experienced HVAC technician for your home’s new HVAC installation is crucial to ensuring the effective operation of your unit and the comfort of you and your family.
4. Structural Gaps
If you have an air conditioning unit installed in a window, check to make sure there are no unwanted gaps between the frame and the window itself. Sometimes, outside weather may actually enter through gaps in your foundation’s structure.
Call Complete Air Mechanical for HVAC Repairs
At Complete Air Mechanical, we make your heating and cooling comfort our top priority. Since 1992, our team of highly trained and friendly technicians have proudly served Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia County residents. From leaking units and clogged condensate lines, to burning smells coming from your AC system and room temperature inconsistencies, Complete Air Mechanical is here to solve any and all of your HVAC needs. Call us today at (407) 915-0144 to learn more, or schedule service online to get started.