You wake up one morning and you notice that your aircon is dripping water. You may not know why it’s happening, but don’t worry because we’re here to help. This blog post will provide the answers you need so you can get your AC back up and running in no time!
In the summer, a lot of people sleep with their air conditioner running all night. However, if your aircon is dripping water, this might be a sign that you need to change the filter or invest in a new evaporator coil for your unit. It’s also possible that pests have built nests inside of it and they’re dripping waste into the unit.
The most common reasons why air conditioners drip water can be explained by either a lack of maintenance or low refrigerant levels.
Here are the four most common causes:
A) Lack Of Maintenance — If your AC is dripping water and it’s not because of anything we mentioned above, this is probably what you need to fix the problem. How do you know if your AC requires more extensive repair work? Take a look at your unit and see if any of these signs apply:
• Rust surrounding the fins on the AC compressor;
• An oil leak;
• Cracks in the heat exchanger;
• Blue smoke coming from the outdoor fan motor (indicates that the motor must be replaced).
B) Low Refrigerant — If your AC is low on refrigerant, it usually happens because of a leak in the lines. The system will also need to be recharged when this occurs.
C) Ice Buildup — Ice buildup inside the condenser coil can cause water to drip out of your unit at random locations, usually near where the drain line is located. This problem won’t impact your cooling performance but you should have the ice removed immediately so you don’t get any leaks. Don’t use a blow dryer or any other high-heat appliance to defrost your coils. This will only cause damage and make things worse! Instead, get an anti-ice heat pump cover that will do the job without causing any more problems.
D) Power Failure — If your air conditioner is dripping water and happens to be cycling on and off, you may have a power outage or something else wrong with the unit. On the other hand, if your AC is running constantly but it’s still leaking, this could mean that there’s an issue with the control board (either because of a failed electronic component or because of faulty wiring).
While many air conditioning systems will eventually develop some issues, there are plenty of things that can reduce their efficiency—and potentially lead to early failure—such as algae accumulation, improper drainage and reduced airflow through dirty filters. We recommend having your system checked out by an expert no matter what time of year it is. Even if your AC is working fine, a tune-up can help prolong its life and ensure that it’s running at peak efficiency.
If you’re looking for AC repair work in the Singapore area, contact us to schedule an appointment with a qualified professional! we’re always available to answer any questions you may have about what goes on under the hood of your unit.