Why Is Your Aircon Leaking?

Now we have answered the question, we can focus on why leaks may be happening.

There are several reasons you could be experiencing leaks, including the following: 

Frozen Evaporator Coil – This is a common cause of water leaks from your aircon unit. A frozen evaporator coil happens when it has not been maintained correctly or if the outside temperature gets too cold.

Dirty Air Filter – If your filter is dirty, this can restrict the airflow causing the evaporator coil to freeze, releasing a large amount of water. 

Clogged Condensate Drain Line – A clogged condensate drain line is the most common cause of air conditioning units showing signs of leaking. This line carries water away from your unit; however, if this becomes clogged, the water will build up and drain out elsewhere.

Damaged Drain Pan – This container catches any water from the evaporator coil. If the drain pan is damaged, the water will begin to leak onto your floor.

Leaking Valves Or Fittings – This can rarely cause water leaks; however, it can happen. Leaking valves and fittings will result from improper installation or wear and tear.

Is The Leak Dangerous?

Yes, a leaking aircon unit can be dangerous to health and to the home, so it is essential to get this repaired as soon as possible. If your leak is coming from the refrigerant lines, this can be harmful to your health and the environment, causing skin irritations and frostbite. 

If it comes from the water lines, it can cause damage to your home or office space, including mould growth and structural damage.

If you think you have been exposed to refrigerant, you should seek medical advice and attention immediately.

What To Do If Your Aircon Unit Is Leaking?

If you have noticed that your air conditioning units are leaking, it is important to have it looked at by a professional as soon as possible and have them conduct repairs to prevent further damage. Do not attempt to make this repair yourself. A qualified technician will be able to safely repair the unit without causing more damage. If your Air Conditioner is leaking, do not hesitate to contact us.

At Airconco, an experienced team will be able to provide you with installations, maintenance and repairs. Having your air conditioning installation checked yearly will help prevent and eliminate any future issues with its performance and efficiency.

What Preventative Measures Can I Take?

You can take preventative measures to ensure this isn’t an issue you face in the future.

You can do this with:

Annual Servicing – A professional will be available to inspect your aircon to ensure it is maintained correctly and running as expected.

Regular Checks – Conduct regular checks of the condensate drain line. It should be free of any dirt and debris while sloping downwards to ensure the water can flow. 

Report Issues – A qualified technician from Airconco will be on hand to repair any minor or major issues you may have with your unit. 

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