Leak Repair in An Air Conditioner

A large part of your air conditioner’s job is to remove moisture from the air through a series of coils and hoses.

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 site but you don’t want your air conditioning dripping inside of your home. There are some things you can do to repair a leak from your air conditioner yourself. Your air conditioner should be installed so it leans slightly downward toward the outside to encourage water to flow outward. Make sure the drain hole isn’t blocked. If it’s blocked, unblock it but don’t damage your unit by drilling any holes into it. Make sure the framework around the unit is sealed. This will prevent any warm moist outside air mixing with the cool inside air creating condensation. Look for ice on the coils when the air conditioner is running. If you see ice, you will need to get it serviced. Lower outside temperatures can cause a water leak if the air conditioning is running. When temperatures are cooler outside or will become cooler at nighttime, make sure to turn off the unit to prevent water dripping from your unit inside. Check the coil to see if it is dirty. You may be able to clean the coil with soap and water. If it is too dirty, it will need to be replaced. If the unit needs to be taken apart to clean, a cooling contractor can help you. Trying these steps to repair a leak in your air conditioner before calling a professional will help you in the long run and save you money.


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