Fixing an A/C leak DIY

Through a series of coils and hoses, your air conditioners job is to remove moisture from the air.

The less humid the air, the cooler you will feel inside of your home.

The dripping of water outside your home can be a reassuring thing to see. However, you don’t want your A/C dripping water inside of your home. There are several things that you can do to service a leak from your a/c yourself. Your a/c should be installed so that it leans slightly downward toward the outside. This encourages water to flow outward, but you should make sure the drain hole isn’t blocked. If it’s blocked, unblock it but don’t destroy your system by drilling any holes into it. Make sure the framework around the system is sealed because this will prevent any hot moist outside air mixing with the cool inside air. Mixing of hot moist and cold air creates condensation. You should also look for ice on the coils when the a/c is running. If you see ice, you will need to get it serviced. Lower outside temperatures can cause a water leak if the A/C is running. Make sure to turn your unit off when temperatures outside are cool or will become cool. This prevents water dripping from your unit inside. Check the coil to see if it is dirty. You may be able to clean the coil with soapy water. If it is too dirty, it will need to be replaced. If the device needs to be taken apart to clean, a cooling company can help you. Trying these steps to service a leak in your a/c before calling a professional will save you money and help you in the long run.



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