Frigidaire AC leaking water. If the AC is leaking water, this could indicate that the unit is leaning too far forward.
The condensation water is supposed to be drained out the back of the unit, which is why it needs to be installed by a professional leaning back at a 1-2 degree angle.
Frigidaire AC leaking water
If you have a leaking air conditioner, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Why did this happen?” You may have even tried to fix it yourself or have looked into the cost of hiring someone to do it for you.
Whatever the case may be, if you find yourself upgrading your AC unit due to excess condensation and water damage, here are some reasons why this may occur and what you can do about it if it does.
Clogged Drain Line
1. Make sure all the AC vents in your home are closed and not leaking air. If you are a homeowner and have air vents located outside your home, check those, too making sure they are tightly sealed.
2. You may have clogged up the drain line or created a blockage by over-filling an indoor AC condensate pan, overflowing water through a window AC unit, or using the ‘on’ function on an outdoor unit without condensate piping installed (or with the pipe that is too small to handle long duration use).
If you think this is happening don’t panic! There are products that can help you clear blockages like baking soda or freezer coils/tape and even drain-cleaning chemicals.
3. Unclog the drain line by removing debris from it manually yourself with a wet/dry vacuum. Be sure to disconnect power before unplugging the compressor to avoid possible electrical shock.
Dirty Air Filter
A clogged air filter can actually make your HVAC system work harder without you even realizing it. A dirty filter causes too much strain on your AC unit, cutting down the airflow over the evaporator causing it to freeze up.
The water that comes from a frozen coil can seep through your floors and cause expensive damage. A clogged air filter could also be why you might be noticing an unpleasant smell in the house right before your ac unit fails – making you think there is a bigger problem than just needing a new filter.
Check your unit and change its air filters once per month or as often as recommended by the manufacturer to catch any potential problems early on and protect both your home’s safety and health from unwanted disasters.
Your air conditioner is running low on refrigerant
Lower pressure in your HVAC system will lower the temperature inside the home. This might cause your evaporator coil to freeze, creating water stains.
If there is a massive leak, you might have to call a professional to get repairs done because that’s not something you can fix yourself. Having a deeper inspection done every summer will ensure you know if there are any issues with your AC system before they become bigger problems down the road.
Other Causes of AC Leaks
There may be a few other reasons why you notice your air conditioner is leaking water inside of your home. If your AC unit is older, you can try replacing an old, rusty drain pan with a new one to see if it remedies the issue.
Otherwise, another potential cause of a leaking AC could be a broken condensate pump. Pumps in basements should be pumping water outside but if they no longer do so and continue to leak inside the home, there could be a problem at hand.
Never ignore these issues when they come up! Anytime something begins to go wrong with your AC unit, it’s always better to get checked out by professionals who will be able to figure out the source of why it’s happening in the first place before things get so bad that water damage ensues which could potentially be devastating for any homeowner.