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Why There’s Water Leaking from Your AC

Oh no, your air conditioner has water leaking out of it. This can feel very alarming, but try not to worry too much. Having water in your air conditioner is a completely normal part of operation, even if leaks are not normal.

Most of the time an air conditioning leak is easy to fix and to prevent from happening again in the future. If you need air conditioning repair in Macomb, MI, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about why your air conditioner might be leaking water.

Condensate Drain Line Clogs

The most common reason for an air conditioner to leak water is because the condensate drain line to be clogged. This drain line collects moisture that your air conditioner removes as humidity from the air. This humidity gathers together into droplets and funnels outside of your home. But it is not uncommon for the drain line to get clogged and cause water to back up and leak out into your home.

Along with the humidity that your air conditioner filters out comes some particles of dust and dirt. These can also collect in the condensate drain line and form a clog slowly over time. It’s also possible that mold and mildew are contributing to a condensate drain line clog. The good news is, our team can clean out your condensate drain line and make recommendations for flushing it out once a month to prevent clogs again in the future.

Condensate Drain Pump 

If your air conditioner is in your basement, it also has a condensate drain pump. This is because water cannot flow outside of your house using gravity alone. Instead, the pump channels that moisture buildup out of your house. If the pump breaks, water cannot get outside and is instead trapped in your home with a tendency to leak out.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

Another cause of water leaks coming out of your air conditioner is a frozen evaporator coil that is de-thawing. If your evaporator coil freezes, that water has to go somewhere when it thaws out. But the frozen coil is not your biggest problem. You have to get to the root cause and the reason for the ice and fix that problem. 

Common reasons for your coil to freeze include a low refrigerant charge, leaking refrigerant, or an air filter that is clogged and blocking airflow into your system. Our team can easily fix these problems and prevent ice from building up on your coils again in the future.

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for AC service. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results!

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