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Why Water Coming from Your Air Conditioner Is a Serious Problem

Few signs of trouble are as alarming in the home as seeing water pooling around an appliance or mechanical system. While your air conditioner does not actually use water in its operation, it is still possible that you may find water coming out of the system at some point. There are a few different reasons why this may happen. Regardless of the exact cause of your problem, however, the fact remains that any water coming from your air conditioner is not only a sign of problem, but also may cause serious property damage. If you notice this or any other issue requiring air conditioning repairs, be sure to call our number right away.

Where Is the Water Coming From?

Like we said above, your AC does not use water in the cooling process, so the water is not exactly indicative of a leak in the system. That being said, it may be the result of melting ice, which indicates that your system is in trouble. If there is not enough airflow over the evaporator coil due to a clogged air filter, it may ice over. Likewise, a refrigerant leak can lead to insufficient heat absorption, resulting in the icing of the coil or your refrigerant lines. Another potential source of the water is a backed-up condensate drain, damaged drain line, or even an improperly placed drain pan.

Why Is This a Problem?

First of all, if you have a refrigerant leak, your air conditioner is at risk of serious damages. If your air filer is dirty enough to lead to icing, there is no way in which you are cooling your home as efficiently as possible, and the added strain on the system increases the risk of operational problems. Remember too that the water coming from the system may increase the chances of mold developing in your home, and can cause other water damage. If your system is located in an attic, it’s possible that a ceiling may even collapse.

At the first sign of trouble, contact House Call Company to schedule professional AC repairs in Williamsburg, VA.

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