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Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking? Here’s A Few Reasons Why

W.E. Kingswell Air Conditioner

Be aware of these telling signs.

Is your air conditioner leaking water all of a sudden? Determining what causes condensation in your air conditioning system involves a few common problems. These are the most common reasons you’ll notice water coming from your air conditioner.

A Clogged Drain Line 

The most common cause of AC leaking water is because the ac unit has a clogged condensate drain line. Often, the condensate pipe gets clogged with dirt and dust that passes through it. Over time, it mixes with the moisture of the air conditioning unit and sticks to the sides of the drain line. This causes it to block the line and prevent the condensation from draining to where it should be going. This results in the drain line backing up and overflowing from the air conditioner.

Your Air Conditioner Is Low On Refrigerant

Having little to no refrigerant in your air conditioner may lower your unit’s pressure and cause refrigerant leaks. When this begins to happen, you’ll notice it first from the temperature of the air getting expelled. It won’t be as cold as it was before. Also, having low refrigerant causes your evaporator coils to freeze up. Evaporator coils convert the liquid from your AC unit into vapor. This is the vapor the unit expels and cools down the area around it.

Air Filters Packed With Debris

Another common reason your air conditioner is dripping water is the air filter. Accumulated dirt can stop the filter from doing its job and prevent it from supplying power to another vital part of the air conditioning unit, the evaporator coils. Like the effect of insufficient refrigerant, a dirty air filter can cause the coils to freeze over. This time, though, it’s because no proper airflow reaches the coils. It gets too cold without air flowing through it and freezes up again.

We Are Proud of the Company We Keep

William E. Kingswell has been a distinguished commercial and residential heating and cooling service provider since 1937. We have provided unmatched customer service to all of our clients. 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, call us at 301-937-1900 or contact us today.


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