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Water Leaks from the Air Conditioner: Why It Happens

One of the most common problems air conditioning technicians are called out to deal with on a daily basis is a leaky air conditioner. When water leaks from an air conditioner, it can cause major damage to your home, and it’s another mess to clean up after. If you’re curious as to why this happens and what you can do to manage the problem, read on or call our technicians for more information.

Why Does an Air Conditioner Leak?

An air conditioner leaks as a result of a problem with the air conditioning system’s condensate drain—the part of your system that helps to reduce moisture levels in the air. Your air conditioner is designed to help with the humidity as well as the heat. Condensation develops on the cool coil in your blower unit as the warm, humid air blows over it.

This condensation is supposed to drip into a tray and then drain into a drain pan that feeds to a separate drainpipe. Although this is quite simple in theory, there are a few things that can go wrong. In some cases, a condensate pump is necessary to help move the water into the pipes, but the pump may break down at some point, forcing water to back up. Alternatively, there could be a leak in the tray, it may be improperly positioned, or the drain might become clogged with debris.

What Can Be Done?

A leak from your air conditioner can cause damages to the walls or cabinetry in your home. Thankfully, many skilled contractors offer 24-hour AC emergency services for this type of urgency. Be sure to have a trained professional look at it ASAP. We also recommend that you schedule air conditioning maintenance each year so that your technician can inspect and clean your entire system and prevent such issues from happening in the first place.

Call Aaction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. today for air conditioning installation or service in Skidaway Island, GA. We are your source for quality work at a fair price from technicians you can trust.

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