A/C Water Leaks

For quick and convenient A/C water leak repair, call LIBERTYAIR.

A leaky air conditioner requires attention or you could end up with water damage on your walls, floors and foundation. Depending on your air conditioner, and outside conditioners, a small leak may be nothing to worry about. However, continuous leaking from an air conditioner must be addressed if you want to remain cool and comfortable in your home.

Leaking AC unit

Gainesville Air Conditioner Emergency Service for Water Leaks

It’s common for air conditioning units to drop a bit of water now and then. As the air conditioner runs, condensation can build up and drip. This is usually not noticeable in outdoor units, however, indoor units that leak more than a few drops of water can cause extensive damage to your home, especially over time.

Window air conditioning units are often placed near electrical outlets to avoid the use of extension cords. So when the unit leaks, the water may end up streaming down your wall and right over the outlet, creating a dangerous hazard for an electrical fire and electrocution. Even without the presence of an outlet, continued water leaks can damage the wall and flooring under the A/C unit, resulting in the need to replace drywall and even pull up carpeting and floorboards.

Water leaks from an air conditioning unit are usually easy to diagnose and repair. During the summer in Florida, air conditioners often run continuously, fighting to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This continued use can cause excess condensation to form on the evaporator coil, which then drips into a drain pan or drainage system. Overloading the drainage system or drain pan can lead to more serious leaks. And although the issue can usually be fixed by turning the unit off and allowing the condensation to cease formation, this can be an uncomfortable option on a hot and humid Florida afternoon.

Our emergency service technicians can identify if an overloaded A/C unit is the cause of your leakage or if a more serious blockage in the drainage system is the cause of the problems. Both indoor and outdoor units can succomb to blockage as dirt, dust, and even algae, accumulate in the drainage system. Depending on how often you have your air conditioner serviced, this debris can build up over a long period of time. We recommend having your air conditioner serviced regularly during the hottest months in Florida to ensure that no matter how hot it gets outside, your home remains comfortable and cool. Our planned maintenance technicians can flush the drainage system or empty the drain pan in the spring before your air conditioner gets heavy use, and then again 3­-4 months later to keep the equipment running smoothly.

Other causes for A/C water leaks are clogged air filters and worn out insulation. A clogged or dirty air conditioner filter can be the source of many frustrations, and because of the excessive use of air conditioners in Florida, we recommend checking your air filter every 2­-3 months. This will help cut down on overloading your system and can also help lower your energy bills. Worn out insulation can also lead to water leaks. Normally, the insulation located on the rear of the air conditioner will absorb minimal condensation and water leaks. Without the proper amount of insulation, that water cannot be absorbed, so it will follow gravity onto your walls, floors or even into your flower garden.

Call LIBERTYAIR to Stay Cool

Minimal air conditioner water leaks are no need for alarm. It’s normal for air conditioning units to experience more condensation on very hot days when the system is running continuously, or on cool days/nights when the air outside doesn’t allow for speedy evaporation of the condensation. However, continually leaking can be indicative of a larger issue. If your air conditioner is leaking regularly, contact LIBERTYAIR. Our technicians are experienced with all of the major brands of air conditioners, and are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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