Why Is My Indoor A/C Unit Leaking Water?

If you’ve ever taken a close look at your central air conditioner’s inside unit (which you should do every once in awhile) you may have seen some moisture on it.

Knowing where the water comes from and what is and isn’t normal could save you from serious damages to your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons behind why air conditioning systems leak water.

When Leaking Water Isn’t a Problem

Many factors play a part in air conditioning units leaking water, such as

  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Thermostat setting

If you notice small amounts of water gathering around the indoor unit, it could just be condensation. If you live in an area that experiences very hot or humid weather, your system could be producing much more condensation than one located in a milder climate. This is probably not indicative of a broken unit, but you may want to call your AC repair company just in case.

When Leaking Water Is a Problem

Sometimes you will notice much larger puddles of water forming in different places around your air conditioning unit. This is a legitimate cause for concern, as larger pools are an indication of greater, more complicated issues.

The first thing you should do after discovering a substantial leak is to check your air filter. A dirty air filter will restrict airflow to the evaporator coils, causing it to freeze and allowing water to spill out of the unit. If your filter is in need of being replaced, simply switch it out with a new clean one – just make sure you buy the right sized filter for your home.

If the condensate pipe is cracked, that can also lead to more serious leaks as well and should be repaired immediately. Contact an air conditioning repair company immediately to have your unit fixed.

Be sure to check for any obstructions in your condensate pipe as well, because something clogging the pipe could cause water build-up and eventually lead to water spilling out all over the floor.

Local HVAC Repair Experts

Hatton’s HVAC in Murfreesboro, TN is here to serve any of your air conditioning needs. Is your system leaking too much water? Contact us today to have one of our highly trained technicians take a look at your system to see what the problem is and how we can fix it.