It’s inching closer to the end of summer, but those outdoor temperatures are still staying hot. The lawns are still green and everyone is getting the last bit of the great weather while they still can before cooler months set in. Things are going well, but lately, something’s been bothering you. Your air conditioner is leaking water, and you’re not sure why.
If you find yourself wondering about this then you’re in the right place. United Water Restoration Group of Toronto would like to take this time to talk about what your air conditioner leaking water means when it’s normal, and when you should be concerned.
Condensation is a common thing to see by an air conditioner during the summer. The hotter the day, the more condensation will be around the unit. This is a normal aspect of your air conditioner and it’s no cause for concern as condensation itself isn’t a problem. However, it can become a problem if you find that the air conditioner is leaking water more than it should. Here are some of the common causes of excessive air conditioner water leaking:
During normal usage over time, your air filter can become clogged if it’s not cleaned or replaced as needed which will cause your evaporator coils to freeze. This results in more water flowing to the drainage pan, possibly overflowing in serious situations.
When your air conditioner is operating normally, some water drainage is to be expected. If this drain were to become backed up, the water will have nowhere to go and simply flood over. This will result in a mess that left unchecked can damage your air conditioner and your property.
Low levels of refrigerant (freon) in the air conditioner can lead to internal freezing. This can, and usually will result in a lot of excess water when the ice thaws if it runs over the drain pan.
If your property is damaged as the result of an air conditioner leaking water, then you’ll want a professional water damage restoration team in your corner.
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