5 Possible Causes of an HVAC Water Leak

Is your air conditioner leaking water?

Leaks are one of the most common air conditioner problems. What makes them frustrating is that they can come from many different HVAC issues.

Plus, leaks can cause extensive damage to your home. Before the damage gets worse, learn the top five reasons why your air conditioner is leaking water.

1. Condensate Line Blockage

The most common cause of HVAC leaks is a condensate line blockage.

The purpose of the condensate line is to remove moisture from the coil direct it to a drainage area. Sometimes, the line can become keeping the moisture from having anywhere to go.

This is when the water ends up coming back out of the line and leaking onto the floor.

You can try fixing the problem by cleaning out your unit and the line. However, the blockage may hard to reach. So, it is usually best to have a professional come and service the unit.

2. Dirty Coil

The job of the HVAC coil is to remove moisture from the air surrounding the unit and give it to the condensate line. If the coil becomes dirty, it makes it difficult for moisture to bind to the coil.

The water ends up dripping off the coil before it can get to the condensate line and comes out on the ground.

Don’t try to clean the coil yourself. It is in a position that can expose you to dangerous voltages and moving parts. Call a professional if you feel your AC coil is leaking water to avoid HVAC injuries.

3. Installation Issues

If your unit or its parts were installed on uneven ground, the drip pan could be leaking water.

Unevenly fitted parts could be another installation issue causing leaks, especially if the coil is not fitted properly to the condensate line.

The sensor may not be installed properly leading to improper signaling for when to kick on and off. Ask a professional to check the installation of your unit to make sure the leaking is not a simple fix.

4. Dirty or Clogged Filter

A dirty or clogged air filter will prevent air from getting smoothly to the condenser in your HVAC unit. This can cause nearby parts to freeze.

We all know what happens when frozen things thaw–water. It may be that your leaking AC just needs new filters.

5. Damaged Drip Pan

If your drip (drain) pan is old, it could have holes or cracks. The wear and tear of a drip pan may lead to water seeping through to the floor and coming out in your home.

Check the pan for rust and corrosion. If visible, it wouldn’t hurt to get a new one.

Your Air Conditioner Leaking Water Professionals

Is your air conditioner leaking water?

Stop the damage and annoyance. Protect yourself and your home from harm. Contact us at R & R Heating and Air today.

We provide reliable full HVAC services at affordable prices. Whatever is causing your issue, we’ll get to the bottom of it.

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