Why Is My Air Conditioning Leaking Water?

An air conditioning system plays a vital role in keeping your home comfortable during the hot summer months. In San Antonio, air conditioning is especially important in keeping the high temperatures and humidity at bay. When your air conditioning unit starts acting strangely, it pays to call in a trained professional before the problem interferes with its functioning. For example, you may notice water leaking from your AC, a seemingly minor problem that may signal a need for professional servicing.  Why is your air conditioning leaking water? Possible explanations can include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Faulty drain line. Many air conditioning units contain a condensate pan with a drain line to siphon condensed water safely out of the unit. If the drain line becomes clogged with water, it may overflow the pan, causing a leak. In some cases, an improperly installed condensate pan won’t allow for proper drainage, resulting in the same issue. It needs to be addressed before the water can damage other components in the air conditioning unit.
  • Low refrigerant. When the refrigerant gets too low, ice may form on the evaporator coils. When the ice melts, the water may leak out of the system. A trained professional can recharge the refrigerant and fix the issue.
  • Leaky duct work. A leak or fissure in your duct work can cause air to escape that is intended to help cool your home. It can also allow vapor and water to get into the ductwork, which may condense and leak water. (Texas humidity doesn’t help in this regard.)
  • Failing condensate pump. Some AC units feature a pump that pulls condensation out of the system. A leak indicates that the pump has failed and needs to be replaced.

If you notice your air conditioning leaking water, contact the expert technicians at General Air Conditioning. We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time, every time, and our experts will go the extra mile to fix the source of your leaky air conditioning. We service all types of air conditioning units in San Antonio, as well as the surrounding communities. Call us today to make an appointment.

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