Why Is My AC Unit Leaking Water?
A leaking AC unit will only cause a mess and can end with some costly repairs. Here are some warning signs and solutions for this troublesome issue.
If you have just had an AC unit installed and it is already leaking, you’ll want to see if it has been installed properly. First, you will need to see if the unit has been installed unevenly. If this is not the case, contact an AC professional as soon as possible.
Dirty Air Filters
Air filters can get dirty quite easily. When they do become dirty, airflow can be semi or completely blocked which makes it difficult for air to hit the evaporator coil. The coils then turn cold until frozen. Once melted, the excess water becomes too much to hold. This results in the unit leaking.
If leaks are followed by warmer air emissions than normal, it’s possibly the refrigerant. Refrigerant works to turn the warm air into cold air. Leaked refrigerant can be dangerous for your health, so you’ll want to contact an AC professional to fix this issue.
The coat of your AC pipe can ultimately break over the years. This can cause leakage and calls for a new pipe cover. Contact a professional if water continues to drip out after the new pipe has been installed.
Mold And Fungus
Clogged drainage is one of the most common causes of leakage from AC units. Mold, fungus, dust, and debris can all cause this. If you let this issue sit for too long, it can cause a dangerous breathing problem.