What to Do When Your AC Is Leaking

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.

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