Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

September 5, 2015/ 0

No time is a good time for your air conditioning unit to develop a problem. As temperatures soar, it is even more important that your cooling system is working well to keep you cool. Leaking air conditioners are one of the most common problems our Orange County and Los Angeles air conditioning technicians see in summer, and here are the usual causes.

Blocked Drains

Water is produced when air conditioners are running because they dehumidify the air. To handle this extra water, air conditioners are fitted with drainage holes, drain lines and drain pans to allow the water to escape outside. If these drainage mechanisms are blocked by debris, the water will not be able to leave and the air conditioner will leak the excess.

Refrigerant Leaks

Over time, vibration can cause a unit to leak. Additionally, joints and other connectors can weaken over time causing cracks and loss of refrigerant.

Ice on Coils

Air conditioner cooling coils usually ice up if they are dirty or if you are running your air conditioner when it is too cool outside. They can also ice up due to refrigerant problems or other system malfunctions. When your unit experiences any of these and your coils freeze over, the drain pan can overflow once the ice melts.

All in all, there are a number of reasons why your cooling unit could be experiencing leaks and it is important to have the system checked out by a professional Orange County or Los Angeles air conditioning technician to ensure your air conditioner is running at peak performance.

At Jack Stephan, we are highly skilled and troubleshooting and repairing cooling units and can have your system up and running like new in no time.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact one of our Orange County or Los Angeles air conditioning experts at 1 (800) 464-7586.


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