Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Residents of tropical climates like Florida realize their air conditioning is perhaps their home’s most essential appliance. A leaking AC for Floridian homeowners could mean disaster. While leaking coming from the outside drain of your system is common, large puddles or leaks in other locations could mean bigger problems. Here are a few reasons your AC unit could be leaking water, and everything you need to know to restore your system to peak performance.

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Clogged Condensate Drain Line

One of the most common causes of a leaky AC involves some sort of drainage issue. If your system is run frequently, there can be a buildup of algae and debris in the drain line that will cause the drain to clog and the water to backflow.

Looking for DIY ways to clear the buildup of bacteria & algae in your Drain Line?
Check out our blog: How to Use Vinegar to Clean Your AC’s Condensate Drain Line.

Frozen or Dirty Evaporator Coil

The onset of water leaks can also be caused by a dirty evaporator coil. The combination of dirt and water in your drainage pan can lead to a clogged drain, which can also rust the pan and eventually cause water damage to your home’s floors.

Frozen evaporator coils can also cause your AC unit to leak. Dirty air filters and low refrigerant levels are two common reasons your evaporator coil can become covered in ice.

Regardless of the root of your leaking air conditioner, it’s crucial to contact a trained professional equipped to solve the complex parts that constitute HVAC systems. Water issues can cause damage or flooding which can quickly rack up to costly home repairs and unnecessary expenses. In addition, water damage can lead to issues with mold or mildew, impacting the air quality of your home and the health and comfort of you and your family.

Want to learn more about why there’s ice on your AC system?
Check out our blog: Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Call Blair’s Air to Fix Your AC Water Leak

When it comes to solving all of your heating and cooling needs, and maximizing the performance of your HVAC system, you want the best around. The team of experienced technicians at Blair’s has served Tampa Bay area residents since 1974 with heating and cooling issues of all kinds–from units leaking water and clogged drain pipes to gas, plastic and burning smells coming from your air conditioning. If your air conditioner is leaking water, or you are experiencing any other issues with your unit, we’ve got you covered. Call us today at (727) 800-4148 to restore comfort to your home, or schedule service online to get started.