Although owning an air conditioner can be quite advantageous for homes that generally experience an ample amount of warm weather, they can be equally confusing for first-time air conditioner owners. If you notice that your air conditioner is leaking water, there could be a numerous amount of different reasons as to why. With that being said, it can be advantageous to seek the assistance of an air conditioning professional to repair the conditioning unit as soon as possible.
Below are typical reasons as to why your air conditioner is leaking.
Note: It is normal for your air conditioner to cause a small amount of condensation due to the dehumidifying process, though puddles of water are not normal.
The most common issue with air conditioning units is that their pump may be broken. In order to determine whether this applies to you, pour water into the condenser pan to see if it can sufficiently pump out the excess water. If it doesn’t, check the power to the pump, if it has enough power it could be the condenser or the motor. At this time, consult a professional to determine what the source of the issue may be.
Although you may have assumed that you could have installed the air conditioning unit on your own, leaking water is a tell-tale sign of a unit that has been improperly installed. If the unit isn’t level or is receiving too much pressure, it may begin to create pools of water. First check to see if the air conditioner is level, if it is then consider checking if any vents in your home are closed. Generally closed vents put more pressure on the air valves, causing them to leak.
Blockage of the Drain Hole
Each air conditioning unit is equipped with a drain hole that can sometimes be blocked with dirt and other types of debris. Considering that your unit is outside, it is quite likely that you could be experiencing a drain hole blockage. In order to determine whether this is the problem or not, consult the tubing of your unit. If there is a blockage, clear it out and you could notice if the water exits the condenser pan properly. If so, the pooling of water should stop.
With the use of an air conditioning unit, you can experience comfort during the summer and winter. With the use of the above tips, you may be able to diagnose the problem with your air conditioning unit if you are noticing that it is leaking.