How to Detect and Prevent AC Water Leaks

If you’re like us, you love a cool, comfortable home or workspace, especially during those scorching summer months. But here’s the thing – sometimes our trusty AC units can spring a leak, causing a not-so-fun situation. Don’t sweat it, though! We’ve got some tips to help you detect and prevent AC water leaks like a pro.

What Causes AC Water Leaks?

Before we dive into detection and prevention, let’s chat about why those leaks happen in the first place. One common culprit is a clogged condensate drain line. Over time, dirt, dust, and algae can build up in the drain line, obstructing the flow of water and causing it to back up into your home.

Detecting AC Water Leaks

So, how can you tell if your AC unit is leaking? Keep an eye out for water pooling around the unit or moisture stains on the walls or ceiling nearby. You might also notice a musty odor, which could indicate mold growth resulting from excess moisture.

Another telltale sign is if your AC isn’t cooling your space as effectively as it used to. This could mean that the refrigerant levels have dropped due to a leak, which requires immediate attention from a professional.

Preventing AC Water Leaks

Now, let’s talk prevention. One simple way to prevent AC water leaks is by scheduling regular maintenance with our team. We’ll check and clean your condensate drain line, ensuring that it stays clear and free-flowing.

It’s also a good idea to replace your air filters regularly to prevent dust and debris from accumulating in your AC unit. Additionally, consider installing a drain pan overflow switch, which will shut off your AC unit if it detects excess water in the drain pan.

There you have it – our top tips for detecting and preventing AC water leaks. Remember, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way in keeping your AC unit running smoothly and your space comfortable all year round.

Ready to take the next step in AC maintenance? Reach out to us at Littleton Heating and Air Conditioning in Littleton. Our team of experts is here to help keep your AC unit in tip-top shape, so you can stay cool and comfortable no matter the weather.

Meet the Author
Darek Buczysnki
Darek Buczysnki

Darek Buczysnki is the proud owner of Littleton Heating & Air Conditioning and has over 35 years of experience in the HVAC industry.