Over our Corpus Christi summers, your air conditioner is working day and night to keep your whole house cool. A well-maintained system that is not too old should be able to keep up with the demand to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. But problems still can happen.
Often people find out their air conditioner is broken or has problems by their home getting hot. But sometimes the sign of a problem comes in the form of a water leak.
Finding your AC leaking water can be a problem in a few different ways. Not only that, the leaking water may be causing damage to your home. Whatever is causing the leak is often a problem that, if left unhandled, will cause whatever problem you have to become worse.
How do you know if you are dealing with a leak caused by your HVAC system? Usually the place where you notice the water pooling or dripping from is a good indicator.
Do you have a water puddle on your floor near the A/C closet?
If the water leak is leaving a puddle on your floor, it is likely coming from your HVAC system. That water is probably coming from the indoor unit of your home’s cooling system.
Is water dripping from a ceiling below your attic?
Are you seeing drips come down from your ceiling? If this is occurring right below your attic where your HVAC system is located, then it could be coming from your AC.
Not necessarily. While many problems that may cause an AC to leak do need to be handled by a professional, the problem may be something relatively simple to fix on your own.
If you feel capable of handling some level of basic HVAC repair, you can troubleshoot some of the possible problems causing your leak.
If you are not able to fix the problem yourself, you will need to call a professional air conditioner technician. Here at Tiger Heating and Air, we have experienced air conditioning technicians who can handle repairs on any type or model of cooling system. Call us anytime for quick service at (361) 852-4450. We are even available for 24/7 emergency air conditioner service.
You need to first realize that your air conditioner naturally is creating water. How? As it works hard to cool and dehumidify your entire house, moisture is pulled from the air and collects inside the air conditioner system. All that water gathers into a drain pan then goes down a drain line.
Before anyone can fix the cause of this leak, we need to determine what exactly is causing it. Water dripping from your air conditioner could happen due to a few different reasons. Many of them do require a professional air conditioner repair company to fix. Some can be attempted by homeowners who feel confident in doing some more complicated home repair tasks.
If you try some of the basic troubleshooting steps and they don’t solve the leak, schedule a service call with Tiger and we will come out to determine the cause of the problem and get it fixed.
This is a problem some homeowners may want to try to troubleshoot themselves. To do so, disconnect the drain line and empty out all the water. Remove the check valve. Plug the pump back in to see if it is working. If it is still not working, you can try purchasing a replacement condensate pump. If replacing it also doesn’t solve the problem, then the issue may be a dirty check valve. You can try to clean it or replace it.
The good news is that an air conditioning leak can be prevented. Regular maintenance work done on your cooling system should reveal signs of problems early on. Catching issues early can prevent your system from breaking down or causing problems like water leaks to your home.
Call on Tiger Heating & Air for the maintenance you need on your air conditioning system.