No homeowner wants to experience water in a location it shouldn’t be in their home…like water dripping from the AC vent. But before you panic about the impending doom that is water damage, fear not. There are lots of reasons why water will drip from your AC vent, and most are simple fixes. Before you contact your AC technician, here are three things that could be causing the water leak.
1. The Air Filter Is Dirty
The problem: The air filter is dirty. Air filters are one of the most important components of your air conditioning system. Without the air filter, excess debris within the air ducts of your system would infiltrate the rooms in your home. Over time however, the air filter collects a significant amount of debris and needs to be changed. When a dirty air filter is left in place, it can cause your air conditioner to freeze up, which will cause water to drip from the vent.
The solution: Place a clean air filter in the system and remember to change it each month.
2. There’s an Air Leak Around the Vent
The problem: Sometimes, a simple air leak around an air vent can cause this issue. As air escapes through the sides of the grate, condensation can build up and drip from the vent.
The solution: Stick your hand under the air vent and see if you can feel any air coming from the sides of the grate. If you feel air escaping, this is probably the case of the excess moisture. All you need to do is caulk the leak to create a seal.
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3. There’s a Clog in the Drain Line
The problem: A clog in the drain line can cause water to accumulate within an air vent. If you have already ruled out numbers one and two on our list, take a look at the condenser unit and see if the drip pan is full or overflowing.
The solution: Look at the condenser unit and see if the drip pan is full or overflowing. If it is full or overflowing, the condensate drain line is likely clogged. We recommend calling your local air conditioning technician for help.
For step by step instructions on how to clean your AC drain line, check out our blog: How to Clean Your AC Drain Line in 3 Steps
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