Some people may notice that there is a small amount of water that collects below their air conditioning unit. Many people do not realize that normally, the air conditioner does produce water, and can potentially cause water leaks. As part of the cooling process, the air conditioner produces this moisture. While a portion of the water is required to assist in cooling the air, the rest of the water is released from the unit. Today, we at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing would like to take the opportunity to further elaborate on your air conditioning unit producing water and the potential leaks that can occur.
Air Conditioner Removing Humidity
Commonly bringing higher levels of humidity, the air conditioners are relied on with the summer temperatures. The amount of water in the air is what the humidity is. By removing some of the moisture, the air conditioner helps make the indoor air more comfortable, which lowers and maintains the humidity inside.
AC Condenser & Evaporator Coils
With the use of refrigeration, the air conditioner cools the air. There are two sets of coils connected by the condenser inside the AC unit. One set of coils is kept hot, the other cool. The coils are cooled as the chemicals inside the coils evaporate and condense on an endless cycle. The air blowing over them is cool and the cooled coils are able to force the moisture from the air as the air condenses on the coils. The water will re-evaporate to help maintain the cool coils where the excess is than shed out of the air conditioning unit. When the air conditioner produces the water, you can have the confidence it is working properly. A problem is likely if you notice the absence of the water production, or it is running somewhere it normally does not, or even freezing on the coils.
Air Conditioner Leaking Water
Excess water is designed to drain out of a drain line and if it is not and you see it anywhere else, you have a leak or other issue listed below.
Clogged AC Drain Line
Water will continue to collect if the drain line is obstructed, leading to leaks and other water damage. A trained expert can easily unclog the drain line to ensure efficient performance.
Ice Formation on Air Conditioner
Ice forming over on the coils can significantly impact the air conditioner’s performance. Where the ice can form for a number of reasons, it is never good. Turn the unit off and wait until the ice has melted. Check the filters while you wait for the ice to melt, if necessary, change them out. Make sure the drain line is not plugged up the coils are cleaned. Turn the unit back on and monitor the coils, if they freeze again, turn the unit off and call a professional.
Air Conditioner Inspection, Emergency Repairs, Tune Up, Replacement & More in Bedford Hills, Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
When the air conditioning is not operating correctly, it can bring a lot of discomfort into your home. Our qualified technicians can quickly identify the issue and make the necessary repairs to ensure your air conditioning system keeps you cool and comfortable. Call Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing immediately to rectify inefficient air conditioning systems.