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Why is My AC Leaking?

An AC unit leaking on the wall in a residential home.

We’re in the middle of summer and a working AC is crucial this time of year. So what do you do if you notice your AC is leaking? Like any other leak in your home, AC leaks can cause damage to your walls, ceilings, floors, and essentially anything surrounding the leak. This isn’t an issue you want to ignore, so we’re sharing a few reasons why your AC is leaking and what you can do to address the problem.

Clogged Drain Line

When your AC is leaking inside your home, it could be because of a clogged condensate drain line. Like any drain, your condensate drain line can become blocked over a period of time due to debris, dirt, and dust. To break it down for you, if your condensate drain line is clogged, water can’t drain outside of your home and instead comes back inside due to the blocked line.

If you want to try and fix the issue yourself, you can do so by clearing the debris from your drain line with a wet/dry vacuum. In the event that this method doesn’t work, Hedrick's Service Now is here to help with our professional AC repair services.

Dirty Air Filter

When was the last time you replaced your AC’s air filter? If you didn’t know this already, your AC filter should be regularly changed every 30 days for optimal performance. When your AC is running and the filter is dirty, your system needs to work even harder to produce cold air, which can cause damage and worn-out parts.

Dirty air filters prevent the flow of air that goes through the system’s evaporator coil, which can result in a frozen evaporator coil. If your evaporator coil freezes up, your refrigerant will not have the proper airflow it needs to absorb heat and ice will eventually form, causing water to drip.

Low Refrigerant Levels

Another reason your AC is leaking could be due to low refrigerant levels. If your home doesn’t feel as cool and comfortable as it should be when your AC is running, check your refrigerant levels. Low refrigerant levels is something that requires professional help due to the chemicals involved. The team at Hedrick's Service Now has the skills and expertise to fix this problem for you and offer a lasting solution.

If you’re in need of AC repairs due to a leak, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (214) 509-6029 or fill out our online contact form. We know how frustrating a malfunctioning AC can be, especially in the summer, and we want to make sure your family is comfortable in your home all season long.