Air conditioning is essential on hot summer days here in the Twin Cities. So when homeowners experience problems with our central A/C units, we know that it can be frustrating. Here are a few reasons why your air conditioning system might be leaking water.
Why Your A/C Leaks Water:
- Your Condensate Line Is Clogged – When your drain line becomes clogged with dust, dirt, and other debris, it can cause water to back up into your home. This is one of the most common causes of air conditioning water leaks.
- You Drain Pan is Damaged – If your drain pan is cracked and has a leak, water will fall right through the pan, causing your air conditioning system to leak water. This common in older air conditioning systems that are reaching the end of their lifespan (around 10-15 years).
- You Need to Change Your Air Filter – Mechanical air filters are used to catch dirt, dust and debris — cleaning the air that is circulating throughout your home. When these air filters are clogged, air can not pass through as easily. This can cause your evaporator coil to become too cold and freeze over. If this happens, the ice will drip, causing a leak.
- You’re Low on Refrigerant – If you don’t have enough refrigerant, it can also cause your evaporator coil to freeze up, similar to the above. When this happens, the drip can cause water to leak from your air conditioning unit.
If you run into any problems with your home’s central air conditioning system, do not hesitate to give our professional technicians a call! At Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains, we are experienced in handling everything from A/C repair to A/C installation. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or give us a call directly to discuss your home cooling problem.