Why Is the Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Water leaving from an air conditioning system isn’t always a bad sign, unless there is a lot of it. If you discover pools of water in the area surrounding your air conditioning unit, there is a problem that needs to be diagnosed immediately. Leaving standing water is a bad idea for a multitiude of reasons, including damage to your property, microbial growth, and attracting pests and insects. 

Why Is the Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Where does leaking water come from?

There are usually four areas where leaking water might come from in your air conditioning system:

  • The condensate drain line – may clog or separate from the adapter coils
  • The condensate pump –  when it fails, it water collects without removal. As a result, water spills out from the pan
  • Evaporator coils drain pan – pans lose moisture and break, causing water to spill out
  • From the refrigerant – when the coils freeze due to lacking air flow, the condensation can leak or the ice can melt, causing leakage

Natural wear and tear of the air conditioning unit may also be a cause of leaking water. As one of the hardest working utilities in the home, it can wear down over time or be exposed to the elements, breaking it down further.

What to do if You Need an Air Conditioner Repair

If there are pools of water near your air conditioning system or if you notice an active leak, please give Baylor a call and we will help diagnose the cause of the problem. We are experienced professionals with years of eliminating leaks from air conditioning systems. Contact the team at Baylor for a free repair consultation.

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