Here we are in the swing of summertime. The temperatures are high and we are looking for any excuse to have a refreshing summertime BBQ in the early evenings as the sun dips behind the horizon. One of the biggest things that can ruin an outdoor gathering in a hurry is an infestation of bugs. Have you noticed that there is a bit of standing water around your AC unit? This standing water could be attracting bugs to your backyard if you aren’t careful. Agape Air Conditioning & Heating is here to talk about standing water around your unit and when there is enough that it could pose problems.
Will the Water Pooling Near Your Outdoor AC Unit Attract Bugs
Standing water is always going to attract certain bugs to an area. The most obnoxious may be mosquitoes. It doesn’t take much water at all to create a place for them to lay their eggs. When water is left around your outside AC unit, it is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes when it is left standing. To avoid this issue, be vigilant in sweeping away any water that starts to pool by your AC. If the water continues to be an issue, you may want to consider calling a professional to help diagnose the cause of the excessive moisture.
Why is Air Conditioner Leaking Water Outside?
There are two sources that will commonly cause water to pool up near your outdoor unit. The first has to do with the temperature outside. As the temperature heats up outside, your AC unit is going to naturally have a small amount of water accumulate around it. This means that your unit is working as it should. The second source of moisture comes from the temperature your thermostat is set to. If you combine high humidity with large changes in refrigerant, it creates a small puddle that will form outside near your unit.
When to Call an HVAC Professional
When you have water that is pooling around your outdoor unit, it doesn’t always mean there is a problem. The two situations listed above are completely normal for any AC unit. The problem will come when the small puddles near your unit aren’t evaporating quickly. If the puddle is lasting throughout the day or you can see a consistent leak around your unit, it means there is a problem. Some of the most common problems are:
– Blocked Drain Line
– Low Air Flow
– Compressor Problems
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If you have noticed that there are a significant amount of bugs in your yard and your outdoor AC unit is to blame, don’t hesitate to call on Agape Air Conditioning & Heating to help you fix the problem. Our experienced technicians will diagnose and fix the problem in no time so you don’t have to worry about excessive amounts of water in your backyard anymore. Call us today!