Why is my Air Conditioner leaking water?

Finding water leaking from your air conditioner can be alarming. When the A/C unit is running and dehumidifying the air it can cause condensation, especially in humid climates. But when there is pooling or leaking water, there’s usually an issue that needs to be looked at. 

If you check your system and run through these troubleshooting list you might be able to find the cause of the leak. It may be necessary to have an HVAC professional fix the problem or you may be able to fix it yourself.

  1. Not Installed Properly – If your air conditioner hasn’t been installed properly, it can leak water. If unit is not level water may begin to pool. First check to see if unit is level. If that isn’t the issue, look for any closed vents in the house. Sometimes that extra pressure can cause the valves to leak.
  2. Drain line is clogged – On your system, there is a drain line to remove excess water from your unit. This can get clogged with dirt or debris. Check and see if this is the problem. If there is blockage, clear it out so the water can drain properly.
  3. Condenser Pump broken –  You may have a broken condenser pump. You can check this by pouring water in the drain pan to see if it can properly pump out the excess water. If not, check for power to the pump. If the pump has power, it is likely the motor or condenser itself. For this repair you should consult with a licensed HVAC contractor.

Leaking water isn’t the worst thing that can go wrong with your Air Conditioner, but it’s definelty something you want to take care of. Your AC unit is not running at top efficiency and you could also have water damage to your home if the leaking water isn’t stopped.

Call A/C Max at (832) 752-4445 if you are having issues and you would like us to inspect your unit.