When your air conditioner is running properly, your house will be cool and dry. A leaking air conditioner is frustrating but isn’t necessarily dangerous. It depends on whether it’s leaking water or refrigerant.

Water leaking from your air conditioner isn’t bad but can cause a lot of damage to your house. On the other hand, a coolant leak is harmful to you and the environment. In either situation, fixing a leak will require professional air conditioning repair.

In most instances, you can prevent your air conditioner from leaking by requesting yearly air conditioning maintenance. During your appointment, an HVAC tech will closely check your system for problems and clean it. This service helps ensure worry-free performance and might even improve energy efficiency.

Learn more about why your air conditioner is leaking and how you can stop it from happening in the future.

Why Won’t My Air Conditioning Stop Leaking Water?

Water is a natural result of air conditioning. Your air conditioner has two units, one outside and one inside. The indoor unit has an evaporator coil that cools warm air as it blows over it. Condensation forms as the air cools, flows into a drain pan and goes out of your home through a condensate drain line.

Because of the condensation process, having water leak is a common problem. We often get calls about an air conditioner leaking water inside or an air conditioner leaking water outside. Here’s why it occurs:

Drain Line Is Clogged

As time passes, mold can block the condensate drain line. This can lead to water leaking inside your home. Our Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces pros can eliminate clogs and get water draining again smoothly. Reach us at 308-321-4703 for assistance.

Air Filter Is Dirty

We recommend changing flat filters once a month and pleated filters every three months.

Replacing your air filter is crucial for:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Energy efficiency
  • Decreasing breakdowns
  • Lengthening your air conditioner’s life span

A dirty air filter can reduce airflow, make the coil extremely cold and freeze it. As the coil melts, it can make the drain pan overflow. We recommend checking your air filter if you haven’t replaced it lately and your air conditioner is leaking water indoors.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, your drain pan might be rusty or have a broken condensate pump. Replacing your pan or pump requires a pro, so call us at 308-321-4703 for assistance.

Why Does My AC Unit Leak Freon?

Your air conditioner uses coolant to transfer heat. If your air conditioner was installed before 2011, it likely uses R-22 Freon. Over time, chemicals in Freon can eat away at metal and cause leaks.

It’s good to know about air conditioner Freon leak symptoms in the event your system develops one. They include:

  • Air that seems warmer or more humid than normal
  • Bubbling or hissing sounds near the air conditioner
  • Sweet smell near the air conditioner
  • Frozen evaporator coil

Freon is bad for your health if handled improperly, so you’ll want an HVAC pro like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces to repair an air conditioner coolant leak. In many instances, it might just be better to request air conditioning installation since Freon is costly. Manufacturing of this coolant was stopped in 2020 because of its harmful effects on the ozone layer. As a result, just reduced recycled quantities are available.

Trust Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces to Repair Your Air Conditioner Leaks

When it comes to air conditioning repair in Alliance, turn to the company your neighbors and friends depend on. We’ve been known for our quick, friendly and affordable services since {year}. Call us at 308-321-4703 to schedule your appointment today!