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Oh No! My AC Is Leaking!

Air-conditionerThe weather here in Vero Beach has already started to heat up substantially. Keep a close eye on your air conditioner if you haven’t already this year. There are a few common things that might start to happen if you’re having AC trouble in spring. A big issue is a leaking AC unit. This problem is quite frustrating and can quickly cause a lot of damage to your home.

Don’t try to “ride it out” with an air conditioner just because the unit is still working and don’t try to fix this problem on your own because you want to save money. You don’t have to compromise your comfort for cost when it comes to our team. If you want great air conditioning services in Vero Beach, FL, get in touch with our technicians today.

Why Your AC Is Leaking

AC Leaks are usually a “final days of summer” type of problem. But when you live in Florida, the majority of the year feels like summer, so this problem can pop up any time. If you find water pooling around your unit it’s probably because of one of these problems:

  • A Damaged Drain Pan: Is your air conditioner on the older side? If your air conditioner is in that 12 to 15-year age range then your drain pan might be punctured or rusted through. If this happens then water falls right through the pan and ends up pooling around your unit.
  • A Clogged Drain Line: So you checked your drain pan, and everything is as right as rain … so what’s causing the issue? The answer could be a damaged or clogged condensate drain line. Your condensate lines are typically made of PVC and when they’re clogged they can back up with water. The water collects in your pipe and prevents the system from properly draining. Flushing the condensate pipe can help alleviate this clog—make sure you contact a professional to perform these services.
  • Your Air Filter Is Dirty: You’re probably thinking, “How can a filter cause a leak?” Well, a dirty air filter blocks the airflow over the evaporator coil. When your evaporator coil doesn’t receive any airflow it gets too cold and freezes over. When the coil eventually melts, it begins to drip causing an excess amount of water to overflow into the drain pan. You should change your filter once a season—if you haven’t already replaced the filter for spring, then take this as a sign to replace it now.
  • You Don’t Have Enough Refrigerant: The liquid leaking from your air conditioner isn’t always water. If you hear a hissing or bubbling noise coming from your AC unit when it runs and you notice a leak, it’s probably leaking refrigerant. We can help clean up this leak and repair your system in a flash. Contact our talented team of technicians today.

If you’re having some early trouble with your air conditioner, make sure that you contact our technicians. Everyone on our team is trained and ready to serve you. You can contact our team at Speedy Air Conditioning Service today to schedule an appointment.

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