Summer is one season where our air cooling system is needed the most. Cooling yourself off after bathing under the heat of the sun may be because you are out to do errands or what not. Problems also arise in this particular season due to the demand of the cooling system to do more work to compensate with the hot temperature of the season.
One of the most common problems people encounter from their AC system is related to water leaking from the AC itself. This is also considered to be one of the most neglected problems from homeowners that are not addressed right away. This can cause tremendous damage when not solved right away. Little do people also realize is that this can be easily resolved by the end-user themselves without the help of professional technicians such as those from Oasis and its aircon servicing.
There are a lot of reasons why AC units tend to leak and properly investigating the cause should be determined to be able to make appropriate action. A few of the reasons why there is a leak from the AC are: presence of cracks in the drain pan, clogged air filter and condensate line. There are different approaches to be able to solve these problems.
Check the overflow pan
First thing to do is to open the panels of the AC unit and locate the overflow pan. This specific component of the AC receives the condensation produced by the AC. Leaking can be rooted from damage found in this particular component of the AC. Some cracks may be hard to identify, so it is very important to check every side and edges of the pan, most especially the wettest portion.
Clogged Filter Another culprit to the leaking manifested by most air cooling system is from the air filter found inside the system. A reason why water would leak is due to the dirt that may prevent cool air from passing through the filter. Dirty filters will cause the formation of ice on the evaporator coil and would eventually cause it to melt therefore the appearance of water dripping from the system. This simple problem could trace to why water leaks from the inside of the unit that can be remedied easily.
Clogged Drain Line Another reason why there are water leaks from the AC is due to the clogs found inside the system’s drain line. This is the most common causes among the other three mentioned. The clog causes the condensate water to overflow on the condensate pan and cause water to overflow outside the AC. In comparison with the other indications, this creates more of the water overflowing from the system. There are some AC units that is built with a clog sensor in the drain system which causes the AC to shutdown thereby preventing water overflow from the AC. This isn’t available for most air cooling units and that is why keeping the drain line unclogged should be maintained.