Why is your AC leaking water inside

Finding water where it doesn’t belong within your home is never a good sign.

You will not only be concerned about the water’s origin or how much you’ll spend fixing it but also about the extent of the damage it’ll do to your home.

This concern is more intense when you have a leaking HVAC system. When hot air passes over your air conditioner’s evaporator coil, condensation begins to form. Water droplets form and drip into your drain pan, leading to the condensate drain line, which channels the water out of your home. However, this process can be compromised, resulting in your AC leaking water inside. The HVAC system could have a clogged drain line. Since your AC is in constant use during summer, your drain lines are likely to accumulate dust, dirt, or mold over time, causing clogging. If your condensate drain line is clogged, water won’t exit and drain outside your home, forcing the water back up. The condensate will flow back inside your house and leak. Your AC could also leak water because of a dirty air filter. A clogged or dirty air filter blocks airflow over your HVAC system’s evaporator coil, causing your coil to become extremely cold and eventually freeze. When the coil melts, the additional water will cause your pan to overflow and leak inside. HVAC leaks are not common. However, they can cause a huge mess when they are not fixed on time. Therefore, you should call an HVAC technician to fix the leaks in your HVAC system early.

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