If you have spent money on an air conditioning unit then it stands to reason you are going to want it to last as long as possible. Investing in an air conditioning unit costs money so you need to make sure you maintain it properly. By keeping an eye on your unit and ensuring it is well maintained you have the best chance of it working as well as possible for as long as possible. One common problem with air conditioning units is that they start to leak water. If this is the case then you need to get it looked at as an air conditioning unit that is leaking water can mean a number of things.
A Broken Pump
Leaking water could be an indication that your condenser pump has stopped working correctly. If you want to test this yourself then you can by pouring a little water into the condenser pan. If it doesn’t seem to be able to pump out the excess effectively then this could be an indication that there is a problem.
Blocked Drain Hole
Another problem that could have taken place is that your drain hole has become blocked. This is an easily fixed problem. The best thing you can do is take off the front of your unit and simply see if any of the tubing or the drain hole is blocked – removing any dirt or debris that has caused the blockage will help to eradicate the problem.
Not Fitted Properly
If this probably has occurred on a newly fitted unit then it could be an indication that the installation was not done correctly. Common problems be that there is too much pressure to the unit or that it has not been fitted level. If the problem does start near to installation then you need to call the company who fitted it for you and get them to take a look.
The good news is that usually water leaking with an air conditioning unit is not an indication of anything serious. You can do some basic checks to see if it is something that you can spot yourself (for example a blocked drain hole) or call out an air conditioning engineer who will usually be able to fix the problem for you and hopefully be able to stop the problem occurring in the future.