Why Is There Water Around My Air Conditioning System?

If you should happen to notice that there is water pooling around the base of your indoor air conditioning equipment, you may need the services of a trained professional to resolve the problem. You may immediately assume that your air conditioner has sprung a leak, but the fact of the matter is that your system does not actually use water in the cooling process. That doesn’t mean that the water you see is not coming from your AC, though.

Following, you’ll learn a bit more about the potential sources of that water, and the underlying causes of those sources. Only a professional can determine with certainty what action must be taken. Contact us to schedule your AC services in Westport, CT with qualified professionals.

Melting Ice

While it is true that your air conditioner is, obviously, there to cool your home, that doesn’t change the fact that it should not be acting as a freezer. If your system is icing up, it could be the result of a few different issues. You may have refrigerant leaks, which can leave your system unable to draw a sufficient amount of heat out of the air in your home. You may also just have a very dirty air filter, which is decreasing airflow over the evaporator coil. This can lead the condensation on that coil to freeze up. In either event, that ice may then melt and leave you with water damage surrounding your air conditioner.

Backed Up/Damaged Condensate Drain

Your air conditioner needs to get rid of the condensation that forms as moisture is drawn out of the air somehow. This is the job of the condensate drain line in your system. When your condensate drain line backs up or is damaged, or even if the drain pan is simply misaligned, you run the risk of condensate backing up out into your property. This is a relatively simple fix, and one that we can have done in no time.

Schedule your air conditioning services with T&H Mechanical Systems.