Posted on: May 25, 2021
Have you noticed a water leak on the wall near your AC? Indoor AC leaks are a common problem for homeowners, unfortunately. Depending on the cause and type of leak, you may experience more severe AC issues if the problem at hand is not addressed.
Luckily, you can rely on professional, insured, and certified air conditioning installation technicians, ready to visit your home in Murrieta, Lakeview, San Marcos, La Jolla, or anywhere in between! Read on to learn what causes indoor leaks and how you can help the situation before requesting a visit from a technician.
Is it dangerous if the AC unit is leaking water inside the house?
If your air conditioner is leaking, it’s most likely only water. Disconnected or clogged condensate drain lines, overflowing drip pans, and frozen coils often cause water to drip out of your unit.
Although it’s not as common, your air conditioner can also leak refrigerant, a cooling liquid used to reduce your indoor temperature. If you suspect that your AC is leaking refrigerant, make sure to contact an HVAC company right away.
There are some immediate steps you can take to prevent water damage and mold growth from your AC leaking only water:
- First, turn off your AC system to stop the water flow.
- Next, begin cleaning, soaking up, and drying the affected areas. Use a wet-dry vacuum or a Shop-Vac if you have one.
- Call an AC repair technician to find and tackle the cause of the leak.