Quite a few people are likely to notice a small collection of water below the air conditioning unit. During normal function, the air conditioner does produce water, and part of the process involves expelling the water, which can leak and cause other problems. During the cooling process, the air conditioner produces this moisture and the majority of it is released and flushed away, though some of that water is used to assist in the process. Today, we at Hal Mechanical would lie to address the condensation that evolves from the air conditioner and the potential leaks that can occur.
Moisture in the Air
The amount of water in the air is known as humidity, and air conditioners are used to combat the summer temperatures and the higher humidity levels. As the air conditioners removes excess moisture and heat from the indoor air is made more comfortable.
Performance of Air Conditioner
The air is cooled by the air conditioner with the help of refrigeration. The condensers inside the unit are connected with two sets of coils, one set kept hot and the other cool. As the chemicals inside the coils evaporate and condense, the coils are cooled on a continuous cycle. The air blowing over them is cool and the cooled coils are able to force the moisture from the air as the air condenses on the coils. The water will re-evaporate, and the excess water is drained out of the unit to help maintain the cool coils. When the air conditioner produces the water, you can have the confidence the air conditioner is working properly. The air conditioner is likely to have an issue, water that is running into areas that it is not normal or freezing on the coils or it the water is absent all together.
Common AC Leaks
In the event the extra water is not flowing through the designated drain line, you have a leak or other issue listed below.
Drain Line Clogs. If the drain line is clogged and the water continues to collect, leaks and other water damaging issues can develop. When you suspect a clog, you will need to clean the drain line or contact a pro for assistance to ensure efficient performance.
Ice. When ice forms over the coils, there is a significant impact to the air conditioner’s performance. It is never good to see ice or frozen coils, and it can happen for quite a few reasons. Until the ice melts, flip off the unit and take this opportunity to check the filters and replace them if they filled to capacity while you wait. Ensure there are no clogs as you inspect the drain line and clean them if you believe there is a plug. Call for professional assistance if they refreeze again and turn the unit on again and monitor the coils.
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When the air conditioner is not working efficiently, especially living in the Vegas desert your home can be uncomfortably warm. If your air conditioning system is not up to par, call Hal Mechanical and let our certified technicians can make the repairs quickly and efficiently.