Air conditioners are an essential appliance in your Las Vegas home, especially during summer’s peak heat. However, like every mechanical appliance that requires maintenance for optimal performance, they may occasionally malfunction, specifically if maintenance tasks are neglected. One common issue for air conditioners is leaking, which can damage your property and cause mold growth that may seriously affect your health. To help keep your home comfortable, Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air offers this simple guide to troubleshoot and prevent your air conditioner from leaking.
Air Conditioner Leaking? What to do:
The first step is understanding possible causes of AC leaks. You could have a clogged drain line, a damaged or rusted drain pan or a dirty air filter, just to name a few. Identifying the cause is a crucial starting point to reach the appropriate solution.
If you notice your AC leaking, try checking the drain line first. Often, dirt and debris accumulate, causing water back-up and subsequent leakage. A wet/dry vacuum may clean minor clogs effectively, but for stubborn blockages, it’s best to call the professionals at Fetch-a-Tech. Our skilled technicians can assess your situation and complete the AC repair you need.
Also, inspect the air filter. If it’s dirty, it might restrict airflow over the evaporator coils, causing them to freeze and then melt, leading to water leakage. Regular filter replacement or cleaning can prevent this issue. Fetch-a-Tech offers their clients a comprehensive maintenance plan that includes cleaning or replacing your air filter, but for optimum cooling in our dry, dusty environment, we recommend changing your air filter every month.
Examine the drain pan as well. Older units often face this problem as the pan may become damaged or rusted over time. If damaged, it will need to be replaced to stop water from leaking out. Call Fetch-a-Tech.
Finally, the water leakage could be caused by a faulty condensate pump. If it’s broken, the water can’t be pumped out of the air conditioner, causing a leak. In this case, you’ll need to replace the pump. Fetch-a-Tech can efficiently handle this issue for you and get your AC back on track.
Regular AC Maintenance:
Apart from these troubleshooting steps, regular professional maintenance is critical to keep your air conditioner in top shape and prevent leaks. Fetch-a-Tech can check for potential problems before they escalate, saving you time and money.
In summary, stopping your air conditioner from leaking involves regular cleaning, timely part replacements and professional maintenance. Identifying the problem early, and addressing it appropriately, will prolong your air conditioner’s life and keep it functioning efficiently.
Don’t wait if you suspect your air conditioning is leaking or having another challenge. Schedule an appointment with Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air today.