If you notice water leakage from your air conditioner in your Redmond, WA home, it’s not a positive sign. Here are a few frequently encountered causes that could be responsible for the water leakage from your cooling equipment.
A Clogged Condensate Drain
A clogged condensate drain is the primary cause of a leaking air conditioning unit. When dirt and debris accumulate in the condensate drain, they mix with the water and eventually coat the walls of the drain. This can impede proper drainage of condensation, causing the drain line to overflow.
If your air conditioner lacks sufficient refrigerant, it may operate with reduced pressure, which can result in refrigerant leaks. The initial indication of this issue is a decrease in your air conditioner’s cooling performance compared to before.
Over time, you may observe that the evaporator coil starts freezing. When your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it cannot adequately power the coils as they perform their function. Initially, this may not cause significant issues. However, as the coil begins to heat up, the frozen condensation on the coil’s exterior will melt, leading to water leakage from the air conditioning unit.
A Dirty Air Filter
Accumulated dirt on the air filter hinders it from performing its role effectively, thereby impacting the function of the evaporator coils. When the air filter is dirty, it restricts airflow to the coils, which can cause the coils to freeze. As the coils heat up, the condensation that has built up on their exterior will leak. Furthermore, the freezing coils can potentially damage not only the coils but also other components of the air conditioner.
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