Why Is My AC Leaking?

While a drop of water here and there may be normal when it comes to your AC, constant leaking or pooling of water is not normal. Constant leaking or water pooling is likely signaling that something is wrong within your system.

There are a few reasons why you may be seeing water leaking from your system, let’s look at some of the more common reasons your AC is leaking.

  • Poor Installation - An AC unit that is not installed correctly may not be level, if this is the case too much pressure may build up within your system causing many issues including the pooling of water.
  • Condenser Pump - If your condenser pump is broken, it won’t be able to do its job of pumping out excess water. This can quickly cause water to build up in the condenser pan, causing the water to overflow.
  • Condensate Drain Line Issues - If your condensate drain line is clogged or damaged, this can cause water to backup and overflow, drip, or leak.
  • Air Leaks - The sealing around your air conditioner prevents too much warm air getting in around your unit. When there are air leaks, the warm air meets the cool air and this can cause excess condensation to build up.
  • Frozen Coils - The coils inside your AC unit can freeze up. When this happens ice can form around the coil. Once you have turned your system off and it begins to defrost, the ice can melt causing a puddle to form around your unit.

As you can see there could be several reasons why your AC may be leaking. Water that is building up outside or inside of your home can cause damage to your home’s structure, so it is a good idea to have a leaking system taken care of promptly. If your system is leaking water, contact the team at Grand Home Services today.