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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

There are many different problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system. Each and every one must be treated as being quite serious, especially in as hot a climate as ours. The longer that you wait to have a problem with your air conditioner professionally diagnosed and resolved, the more likely that it is to do serious damage to your system or to your home. One issue that you may encounter is water leaking from your air conditioning system in Royal Palm Beach, FL. As you’ll learn below, this problem may not be quite as straightforward as it seems. Regardless of what problems you may encounter with your air conditioner, you can count on Envirotech Air Quality Services to resolve them with care. Schedule service with us at the first sign of air conditioning trouble. 

Your AC Does Not Use Water

A traditional air conditioner, such as a split central system, does not use water in its operation. If you are sure that there is water coming from your system, then there are two likely causes. Either one of these problems must be promptly resolved before serious damage is done to your system, or your home suffers water damage.

Ice Melting

If your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, or if a dirty air filter is seriously restricting airflow, then it is possible that your system is icing over. When this happens, the ice on your system can melt away at different points throughout the day, resulting in what seems to be a water leak. Ice on your system can seriously impede the operation of your system, and can suggest serious problems with its condition. Contact us if you notice ice or water on or around your system.

Clogged Drain Lines

Another potential cause of what seems to be a water leak is a backed up drainage line. Your AC system dehumidifies the air somewhat as it cools your home. In doing so, it must dispose of that humidity removed from the air. It does this via the condensate drain line. If this line clogs, it can back up, putting your home at risk of water damage and promoting an environment conducive of biological pollutant growth.

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