Your condensate drain line might be clogged up, causing water to back up into your home. Turn your unit off. DIYers can try using a wet/dry vacuum to unclog the line. If that doesn’t work, your drain pan may have rusted out or your condensate pump may have broken down.
On hot or humid days, you might see a little puddle of water under your condenser unit. In hot, humid weather, that’s normal, as long as it only forms while the unit is working. In cool weather—usually, 60 degrees or less—an air conditioner can freeze up, causing the unit to leak water when it melts which is also normal. If it’s leaking in other circumstances, try cleaning or replacing your air filters. If that doesn’t fix the problem, schedule a diagnostic call with Aristotle Air. You may need more refrigerant, have a blockage in your drain pipe, or have a broken condensate pan.
If your system is low on refrigerant or has a dirty filter, the system may freeze up when it’s working. After you turn it off, the ice melts, causing it to leak water. Don’t risk water damage from your air conditioner leaking water on the floor or ceiling. If cleaning your filter doesn’t help, call Aristotle Air to identify and fix the problem. As with outside leaks, you may have a blockage or a broken condensate pan.
If your AC stays on longer than it should, you may have a dirty filter. Change or clean your filter to see if that resolves the problem. If your system is older or improperly sized, it also can cause the system to work too hard, cycle too often, and have difficulty shutting off.
If your AC indoor fan isn’t working, first check to make sure a breaker hasn’t been tripped. If all is OK, check your air filter. If it’s blocked, then you may be able to fix it yourself. If there’s ice on the evaporator coil and refrigerant lines, allow the ice to melt, then check again to see if the fan is working. If it isn’t working, that might have caused your coil to freeze. A frozen coil requires a service call, because we may need to replace the contacts inside the fan relay, the fan belt, or even the motor itself.
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