Your AC unit shouldn’t be leaking. It doesn’t matter how old it is, that’s simply unacceptable, What you may not realize though, is where the source of the leak is coming from. Even if you don’t know how to fix it on your own, that’s okay. You have experts ready and waiting to help you out.
One typical reason for a leaky AC unit is that it simply wasn’t installed the way it should have been. Take the time to find an installation partner who will follow all the steps and won’t rush through it simply to get paid. You want them to take the time that they need to get the job done right. Getting credentials and references is one easy way to find out if the contractor you’re working with is someone who you can rely on.
As the weather cools down, you’ll start using your furnace more and more. Another common reason for an AC leak is that it is simply too cold outside. This won’t be a true problem until later in the fall and when winter hits, but you can prepare yourself for just such a situation. Too much standing water around the sides of the unit can contribute to excessive leakage.
The Coils Froze
Condensation is a natural byproduct of your AC unit running. The problem is, this can lead to the evaporator coils freezing. When the drainage pan overflows, it can lead to the formation of ice if it is too cold outside. Even though fall hasn’t arrived yet, now is the time to start thinking ahead.
Dealing with a clog can be a headache for any home or business owner. If the water can’t drain, then it’s just stuck there. In warmer weather, this gives mosquitoes a place to breed. In colder weather, the drain will be blocked and that will lead to other problems that you can’t predict.
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William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided an unmatched level of customer service to all of our clients, and we enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!