There are a lot of problems that you may encounter with your home cooling system. Regardless of how “minor” you may believe a problem to be, you should always always schedule prompt air conditioning repair service in Columbus, OH. The longer that you put off the repairs that your home cooling system needs, the more likely it becomes that your system will suffer serious damages. One issue that you may encounter is leaking water coming from your air conditioner. This problem can be a bit deceptive, though, as you’ll learn in the following post.

Where Is the Leak, and How Do I Fix It?

When refrigerant is leaking from your air conditioning system, it may leak from the evaporator or condenser coils, or from the refrigerant lines themselves. However, the fact of the matter is that your air conditioner does not actually use water in any part of its operation, so the presence of water surrounding the system is not the result of a “leak,” per se. However, it could be tied to a refrigerant leak. When the refrigerant in your system is low, the evaporator coil’s ability to absorb heat is impeded. This can cause the humidity drawn out of the air to freeze on the coil when it condensates. When that condensation melts, it can give the appearance of a water leak. You must have your refrigerant leaks located and repaired, and your refrigerant recharged, by a trained professional.

Another potential cause of your “leak” is a backed up condensate drain line. This is a less serious problem. When your AC is functioning properly, it drains the humidity that it draws out of the air away from the system and out of your home via its condensate pan and drain line. If the pan is off kilter, or if the drain line is backed up, you may mistake this for a leak.

To schedule your AC repairs with pros that you can trust, just give Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning a call.