Air Conditioner Leaking Again? Get Expert Help

Air Conditioner Leaking Again? Get Expert Help

Air Conditioner Leaking Again? Get Expert Help

Las Vegas Air Conditioning

Air Conditioner Leaking Again? Get Expert Help

Las Vegas Air Conditioning

air conditioner leaking, Henderson, NevadaIs your air conditioner leaking again? Clogged drainage lines are indicators of a serious underlying issue. It’s smart to call your HVAC professional as soon as you even suspect a leakage issue. This can ensure that your system works properly, and you’ll avoid any water damage.

Cause and effect
An air conditioner has two drain lines. The main drain line runs outside your home via gravity or a condensate pump. But your unit also has an emergency drain, in case the main line develops a clog. This drain might run outside your home or have a shut-off switch attached to it. Although the emergency drain is designed to serve as a backup, it too can become clogged. And if one line — or worse, two lines — become clogged, you can have a water problem. These are some of the issues that contribute to clogged condensate lines:

  • Mineral deposits and algae growth inside the lines
  • Insect and rodent nests that block the lines
  • Poor installation and even home settling and shifting, which can compromise the drainage slope
  • A/C strain caused by inadequate refrigerant charge or airflow blockage

Air conditioners produce substantial quantities of water via condensation. When both drain lines become clogged, the condensation quickly fills the drain pan and water overflows in your home. This typically occurs wherever the evaporator is located. Because it’s often an area that you don’t use much, the water problem can go unnoticed until you have serious damage.

Professional solutions
Regularly scheduled maintenance is the only sure preventive measure. These are some of the checks and measures to expect of your maintenance technician:

  • Debris should be removed from condensate lines.
  • The air filter should be changed, and the evaporator and condenser coils, along with the outdoor blower assembly, should be cleaned.
  • Electrical connections should be checked and cleaned. Poor connections contribute to A/C wear and tear.
  • The system should be checked for refrigerant leaks, and the refrigerant should be recharged. Precise refrigerant charge is required for optimal efficiency and system performance. An incorrect refrigerant charge burdens the system and causes ice accumulation on the evaporator.

If you suspect any moisture issues with your air conditioner, contact Las Vegas Air Conditioning. We have proudly served homeowners in Green Valley, Las Vegas, Las Vegas and Henderson since 2002.

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