It’s summer, and you can’t wait to get your air conditioner up and running. You hurry home from work, flip on that switch, then nothing happens! What do you do? Here are some tips for diagnosing the dripping problem yourself before calling an HVAC professional.
Water Dripping Out Of The A/C Unit
If this is happening while the unit is in use, you probably need a new seal for your indoor coil. If it’s only happening when the unit isn’t running, check around all of your connections to make sure there aren’t any loose screws or bolts holding things together. Next time the A/C turns on, water that has seeped into the walls or behind the unit will be blown back into your house.
If water is dripping from vents on the outside of your home, you probably need a new A/C coil. This is especially likely if any nearby shrubs are dying, as they could be getting too much coolant as well as too little humidity. You may also want to check around all of your connections and make sure there aren’t any loose screws or bolts holding things together. If everything looks fine, though, you’ll need to call in an HVAC professional to figure out why so much coolant is leaking out.
No Water Coming Out Of Outdoor Unit’s Drain Pipe During Use
One likely problem is that the unit’s drain line is blocked by something. You can usually figure out what this might be by looking up at your A/C itself and checking around your connections, is anything blowing in the wind? Another possible reason could be insect blockage. If you’ve eliminated all possibilities, though, it’s time to check for a malfunctioning gasket.
Water Pooling A/C Unit’s Pan
This can be caused by a few things. One possibility is that there’s a blockage in the drain line coming from your outdoor unit. Another possible source of problems could be a gasket problem within the shell itself, you might want to check around all of your connections and make sure that there aren’t any loose screws or bolts holding things together when this happens. If everything looks fine when this happens, though, then it’s probably time to contact an HVAC professional to inspect your indoor coil for leaks.
If you are still having trouble figuring out why your air conditioner is leaking, it might be time to call a professional. K2 Mechanical offers air conditioning repair services in Long Island. If you are interested in learning more about our services or would like to schedule service for your air conditioning unit, give us a call today!
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