Call Us (763) 412-1197

What to Do When Your AC Is Leaking

Jul 11 ,2018

One of the most common HVAC concerns people face during the summer is a leaking AC unit. Surprisingly, this water problem has nothing to do with your plumbing system. It actually occurs when condensation accumulates in your AC system and spills over into your home. It might not seem like a big deal at first, but a leaking AC unit should be addressed quickly, because it can cause serious water damage to your home.

When you’re using your air conditioning a lot during the summer, it’s not uncommon for AC condensate (water) to drain improperly. The question is, how do you handle the situation?

Here are the steps you should take as soon as you notice water leaking from your air conditioning system.

  1. Turn off the air conditioner. Letting the system run while it’s not working properly might cause further damage. Even if it’s hot outside, you’ll need to turn off the AC and find another way to stay cool until the problem can be fixed.
  2. Wipe up the excess water. You don’t want mold growing in the moist areas around the leak, so it’s very smart to mop up what you can right then. Remove wet belongings from the area, and do your best to salvage wet items. After that, assess the problem so you know where the leak is.
  3. Call in professional help. You need a trained technician to handle this HVAC issue. Contact a qualified expert who can properly clear the condensate drain and get your system up and running.

It’s summertime, so that means when your AC is broken, you and your family are probably sweaty and uncomfortable. That’s why you need an emergency HVAC company that will handle repairs as quickly as possible. Northern’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning handles everything from AC maintenance to installations, as well as AC leaks and other problems with your AC unit. Call 763-412-1197 today to schedule your emergency repair.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO
Recent Blog Posts
What Are the Best Ways to Expand the Lifespan of Your Sump Pump? Jun 18, 2019

A sump pump is a great tool that can help prevent water damage and flooding in your home’s basement. However, like any other tool, a sump pump must be properly maintained if you want to […] Read More

The DIY Approach to Testing a Home’s Air Quality Jun 11, 2019

According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants have become a prevalent health concern for homeowners. From household chemicals to airborne allergens and humidity levels, there are countless factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality. The […] Read More

Why Is Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance Necessary? May 21, 2019

If we took care of every maintenance item on our list, it seems like we’d do nothing but keep up with our homes. As we get older, we realize that some of the maintenance tasks […] Read More