Why Does My Air Conditioner Leak Water?

If your central air conditioning unit is leaking water, the first thing you need to do is turn it off. Failure to do so could result in damage to the electronic components of your unit as well as water damage to your home. Once you’ve disabled your air conditioner, the next step is to identify the source of the leak.

Here are some of the most common causes of a leaking AC unit:

Your Drain Line is Clogged

Rust, dirt, algae, and other debris can collect in the condensate drain pipes of your Central AC unit, resulting in an overflow of water in your system’s drain pan. This is the most common reason for water leakage, keeping HVAC professionals busy during hot summer months.

A Drain Line Has Become Disconnected

Improper installation of your AC unit’s drain pipes can cause problems that aren’t immediately apparent upon installation. Over time, insecure pipe fittings continue to loosen and eventually disconnect, causing the condensate unit to leak.

Problems With Your Pump

Your condensate pump is continuously filled with moisture, which creates a fertile breeding ground for mold and mildew. When mold and mildew build up, your pump can clog resulting in leaks.

In addition to the reasons listed above, leaks can result from clogged filters, cracks in the condensate pipe, condensation buildup in ductwork, low refrigerant and several other culprits. No matter what the cause, it’s best to call a professional. At R&R Refrigeration, we will quickly identify the source of your leak and have your Central AC Unit functioning properly in no time. Give us a call at 480-900-2178 or visit us on the web to learn more.