As summer reaches its peak, the scorching sun continues to stand tall and proud. The days seem to be full of finding ways to find relief from the heat.
What better way to cool off than to turn the AC on? Unfortunately, the air conditioner is a complex piece of machinery that requires constant care and maintenance. There always seems to be an array of issues that seem to pop up with it.
If your AC is leaking water, here are some of the reasons and causes behind this. As well as ways to fix the issue at hand and resources to get professional help.
Table of Contents
Causes for the water leak in AC
A clogged drain line
This happens to be one of the most common causes of a water leak. A clog in the drain line due to the collection of dust, dirt, and debris means a collection of water takes place.
Rusting of the drain pan
A drain pan, as the name suggests, ensures that the water is drained out accordingly. But as the years commence, the pan becomes highly vulnerable to the chances of rust formation.
When the pan eventually does get rusted, the water escapes right through it and leaks out of the air conditioner.
Damage to the condensate jump
In certain air conditioners, they consist of a condensate pump. The function of the pump is to pump out the water. Any damage to this condensate pump means that pumping of the water to the outside will not take place any more.
Dust collection in the filter
The location of an air filter is above the evaporator coil. As the dirt gets collected in the filter it blocks airflow. When the air is not able to reach the evaporator coil, the coil gets cold and freezes up.
The coil will get warm again; the excess water drips into the pan and pushes it past its limit. The drain pan fills to the brim and starts leaking water.
Low on refrigerant
The refrigerant plays a huge role in influencing the pressure of the air conditioner. When the AC has low refrigerant, it also has lower pressure.
The low pressure freezes the evaporator coil. As the coil later melts, the excessive water leaks from the drain pan.
Each and every appliance in the household requires its own level of maintenance. The air conditioner is no exception.
Constant dusting and inviting a professional to do regular checks is the right way to go when keeping maintenance in mind.
How to fix the leak?
- Ensure to regularly clean your air filters before they could even get a chance to get dirty or to clog up. Replacing the filter every 1 to 3 months can prevent the evaporator coils from freezing.
In the summers, the cleaning and replacing of the air filters should be done more often. As the heat would be high and the air conditioner will be run for extended hours.
- After the air filters, shift your attention to the drain pipes. Clean the pipes with the help of the vacuum, to avoid any blockage. Also, ensure to inspect the whole pipe closely.
If the pipe has reached a level of damage, it would be for the best to replace it altogether.
- As the appliance works, growth of algae takes place along the drain line. Pouring six ounces of vinegar down the line can help cleanse it.
- Before you can even get to this, ensure to pay attention during the installation of the appliance. Also, ensure to have a professional at hand.
Although a lot of work is out into fixing or avoiding water leakage from our end, a professional always knows best. If you cannot figure out the problem or just do not want to, a trusty professional will always have the job done well. You can always rely on professionals with their years of experience and tricks.
Easy Interior AC Services is people’s number one choice for AC maintenance and repair in Dubai. Anyone can experience high-quality service by booking a free consultation on their website.
Through continuous guidance and assistance, Easy Interior AC Services aims to allow seamless operation of the air conditioner. Through unmatched customer satisfaction and credibility, they extend shelf life and avoid any technical irregularities.
Here is a guide to help assess why your air conditioner could be leaking. As we may not always know what could be the issue, do not hesitate to reach out for professional help.
Easy Interior AC Services’ immediate and thorough assistance can help ensure a cool and enjoyable summer.