Leaks in your apartment can cause concern at any time.
Once a leak begins, it doesn’t take long for water damage to occur! Leaks can disfigure floors, walls, ceilings, rugs, and even furniture, so take action if your A/C is leaking water. However, check your evaporator coil if you see a puddle under your A/C, and a layer of ice and frost could be dripping water too. It is unlikely to cause permanent damage to your machine if you repair it instantly, and if your A/C needs repair, turn it off, place a towel underneath it, and schedule an appointment. One of the most respected causes of air conditioner leaks is a plugged drain line, and your heating and air conditioning professional can use a wet/dry vacuum to remove dust, dirt, or mold from your drain line. Condensation pans can also leak, and your A/C’s drip pan prevents moisture from leaking into your home. If the condensate drain becomes plugged, the shallow pan can overflow, but water spilled out of the pan will leak into your home. A respected misconception is that air conditioners use up refrigerant like cars, but that is false. Refrigerant does not need to be topped off respectfully. A/C malfunctions can cause refrigerant leaks, which are usually indicated by hissing or bubbling noises. Your air conditioner will need to be repaired and the refrigerant updated if it leaks. Your A/C will not work without the right amount of refrigerant, and your A/C will not be able to cool your home as the evaporator coil will be too cold. Ice forms inside your machine when the evaporator coil reaches a certain temperature, and this ice can cause your air conditioner to leak water into your home.