Seeing water leaking from your air conditioner is shocking and can lead to costly repairs if not addressed properly. The main question people have when seeing their air conditioner leak is “what is causing this, and how do I stop it?” There are many different reasons that your AC unit is leaking water into your home, and figuring out the cause can save both time and money. Here, we’ll look at five of the main reasons you may see water dripping from your AC vent.
Clogged Condensate Line
To help keep your home cool, your AC unit takes the heat from inside your house and transfers it outside. In this process, the condensate line helps remove the condensation produced by the evaporator coil. If this line gets clogged, the condensation will have nowhere to go and force its way out of the unit through a leak. While regular AC maintenance and tune-ups will help keep this line clear, sometimes it gets overloaded and will not be able to remove the condensation.
Broken Condensate Pump
The condensate pump in your air conditioner is the part that takes the water and moves it through the condensate line to remove it from the system. Once the condensate reaches a certain level, the pump switches on and flushes it out of your air conditioner. If your condensate pump is broken, the built-up water will not be able to move through the condensate line and will accumulate inside the unit. This can easily cause a leak or cause water to drip from your AC vents.