Does your AC leak water droplets each time you turn it on? If you find your water dripping from your AC, the question you might be asking is – Why is my AC leaking water?
If your air conditioner is new and still leaks considerable amounts of water it could most likely be an installation issue. An improper installation means two things. Either the drain hose wasn’t installed correctly or coil connected to the drain pan is not leveled properly.
Clogged drain line
A clogged or blocked condenser drain line is the most common cause of a leaking air conditioner. The drain pipe could be blocked due to dirt, debris, or dust and this will cause the water from backing up into the AC. What you don’t want to do is unclog the blockage using a wet or dry vacuum. The best way to unclog it is by letting a professional AC maintenance expert to clean it. However, if the clog is severe, then the drain line will have to be replaced.
Damaged/Rusted drain pan
With older air conditioners, the drain pain may have been damaged after years of usage. Due to corrosion and wear and tear, there could be holes in the drain pan which causes all the water to leak out of the AC. You will need to either replace the drain pan or replace your AC altogether. Get in touch with trained AC repair technicians for your AC maintenance and correct installation, should you decide to replace your air conditioner.
Low Freon/ Refrigerant
Low refrigerant lowers the pressure in the AC system, causing the evaporator coil to freeze up. When the coil melts, water overflows the drain pan.
Your AC is low on refrigerant when you notice the following:
The air conditioner isn’t cooling well
You hear a hissing or bubbling noise (indicating a refrigerant leak)
Depending on the severity of the leak you can either call for AC repair and AC maintenance or you can replace your AC with a newer more efficient model.
These causes of water leaks from your AC are fixable with some basic AC repair and timely AC maintenance. Ensure you get an AC repair professional to take a look at your AC when there is any leak as the problem could be much bigger.