Here’s a common inquiry we get during Florida summers, “For what reason is my AC spilling water inside my home? There are various reasons for this issue.
Above all, turn your AC’s thermostat to “Off” to avert further harm to your home.
To comprehend why this is occurring, you have to realize how water forms on your AC in any case.
For what reason does water form in my air conditioner?
Your AC’s inside unit contains the evaporator coil (envisioned on the right) that cools the warm air blown over it. This causes condensation (moisture) to form on the curl, much the same as how water droplets form on a cold glass of water on a hot day.
The moisture on the coil dribbles into a drain pan and down a condensate drain line (a white PVC pipe) that leads out your home.
Along these lines, in light of all that, here are a couple of things that cause that water to spill into your home.
Cause 1: Clogged condensate drain line
A clogged condensate drain line is the most widely recognized reason for water spilling from your AC into your home.
On the off chance that the drain line gets clogged up with dust, dirt, mold or sludge, that water backs up into your home. All things considered, you’ll have to unclog it. There are various unclogging techniques, such as utilizing a wet/dry vac on the condensate line.
In any case, the surefire path is to have an expert utilize an exceptional vacuum to suck the blockage material out.
Cause 2: Damaged/rusted drain pan
Got an old air conditioner (12-15 years)? The drain pan might be harmed or rusted through, so water just falls directly through. You’ll have to supplant the dish.
Cause 3: Broken condensate pump
Is your furnace and indoor AC unit introduced in the basement? In the event that along these lines, at that point there is a condensate pump that pumps the water outside. Be that as it may, if the pump breaks, the water isn’t being pumped outside any longer. You should fix or supplant the pump.
Cause 4: Dirty air filter
A dirty air filter blocks wind stream over the evaporator coil. At the point when that occurs, the evaporator coil gets excessively cold and freezes over. When it liquefies, it dribbles an overabundance amount of water that the pan will be unable to deal with.
Check your air filter to check whether it’s grimy and change it if necessary. You ought to change it each 1-3 months (contingent upon the season).
Cause 5: Low refrigerant
Like a dirty air filter, low refrigerant will lower pressure in the AC system, causing the evaporator coil to freeze over. At the point when the curl melts, water floods the drain pan.
You’ll notice you’re low on refrigerant when:
• The air conditioner isn’t cooling great
• You hear a murmuring or bubbling noise (demonstrating a refrigerant leak)
Contingent upon the seriousness of the refrigerant leak you’ll either fix the leak or supplant the entire AC unit.