Last updated on September 28th, 2021
Have you discovered that your air conditioner is leaking water? There are a number of reasons this might occur, as well as a number of places where your AC may be leaking from. Here, the Evam team has assembled a list of troubleshooting tips so you can discover the source of the leak and take steps to solve the problem:
If you have noticed a puddle of water surrounding your outdoor compressor, follow these steps:
- Consider when you are running your air conditioner. If it’s near the end of the cooling season and you are running your AC when it’s cooler outside, the coils can freeze over and cause the unit to leak water.
- Your air conditioner could be allowing warm outside air in if it is not properly sealed. When this air converges with the cool air inside, condensation can form and result in excess moisture. A professional can seal your AC so this does not occur.
- Check to see if your air conditioning unit is level. Occasionally, if an outdoor unit has been improperly installed on an uneven surface, this can cause water to leak and pool around the unit. A good air conditioner professional can check this for you and re-level it.
If you discover a leak near the indoor evaporator unit, follow these steps:
- Check the condensate drain line for blockages from debris, algae or a buildup of dirt. Use a wet/dry vac to clear the line.
- Look at your drain pan. If it is damaged or rusted in any way, its seal could be broken, allowing water to pass through. Replace the drain pan if necessary.
- Examine the condensate pump. If your air conditioner is leaking water and it is located in your basement, it may have a condensate pump that moves the water outdoors. When the pump is broken, water can pool. It will need repair or replacement.
- Make sure the drain line is properly connected. It can loosen over time and completely disconnect from your air conditioner, causing a leak. Tighten the fittings if possible, or replace the drain line completely.
- Replace or clean your air filter. A dirty air filter blocks airflow over the evaporator coils, causing them to freeze. When they melt, this moisture drips into the condensate pan and it can overflow as a result.
If you have tried these troubleshooting tips and you still find your air conditioner leaking water, it’s a good idea to call in a pro. The air conditioner repair specialists at Evam Canada have experience in servicing all popular AC makes and models, so you can trust us to diagnose and repair the issue.
When you’re searching for AC repair in Mississauga and the GTA, Evam Canada is here to help! Contact us today to book an appointment and we’ll get your air conditioner running like new.