Summer is here. The heat is here. And it’s not going anywhere. If my A/C kicks off, even for a moment, there’s a degree of fear that crosses my mind. The point is, this is not the time you want to deal with a broken or inefficient air conditioning unit. In this post, we’ll discuss one of the main things that can keep your home from cooling properly: a leaky A/C.
WHAT CAUSES THE LEAK?
Oftentimes a bad or clogged drain line can cause water leaks in your home. The A/C creates condensation, and that water needs a place to go. If routed properly, a pipe will run the water outside your home. However, if there’s a clog in the line, the excess water will drain into a drain pan right below your HVAC unit. When your drain line is working properly, that pan should remain dry! If it’s wet, it will fill up quickly and spill over. If your A/C unit is in your attic, this will lead to stains and water damage on your ceiling.
When water is pooling around the unit and there doesn’t seem to be excess condensation or a blockage in the drain line, it’s possible that the air filter is clogged.
DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM
If you know you have a leak, but can’t figure out the cause, it’s important to call a pro to help diagnose and fix the problem. As mentioned above, a leaky A/C can cause the unit to lose efficiency, but also cause unrelated damage inside your home. At The Bosworth Company in Kerrville, we want you to stay safe and comfortable all summer while keeping your home safe from damage!