Your AC Unit is essential in maintaining a comfortable climate in your space. Whether you have a large rooftop unit or a small, ductless one, it’s never a good sign if they start leaking water. Here are some of the possible reasons for your AC unit to be leaking water.
The Unit Wasn’t Installed Correctly
There is a whole laundry list of things that can make an AC unit leak if it was not properly installed. To keep these from happening to you, make sure you’re partnering with a qualified installer. Don’t be afraid to ask for credentials and references from previous jobs!
It’s Too Cold Outside
When it’s super cold outside, it can cause the unit to produce more water. A small pool of water is perfectly normal and should dry up once the weather warms up again. If there is lots of excess water, this can cause leaking.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
Your AC unit naturally produces condensation when it is operating. If, for some reason, there is too much condensation collected, it can overflow the drainage pan. If this happens, the excess moisture in the unit can cause ice to form and build up on the coils.
There is a Clog in the Drainage Line
Because of the condensation that is produced by the normal operation of an AC unit, they need to have a way for the water to escape. There is a line that carries the accumulated moisture away from the inner workings of the unit. If there is a blockage anywhere in this line, the water cannot drain and that causes problems.
Other Common Causes of a Leaking AC Unit
- Improper positioning of the drainage line
- Crack in the condensation collection pan
- Cracked or broken seals or fittings
- A kink in the tubing
- Leaky or overflowing humidifier
- Drain leak
- Too much air pressure
- Dirty air filters
- Malfunctioning condenser pump
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