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Is It Safe To Run A Leaking AC?

Learn When You Need Emergency AC Repair

Finding a leak in your home is always a bit worrisome. Leaks from your AC aren’t always hazardous, but our team at Island Airco recommends not running the system when one occurs. If your air conditioner is leaking, you may wonder if it’s no big deal or if you need to schedule a repair service.

At Island Airco, we have over twenty years of air conditioner repair experience. While some AC leaks can be fixed with a simple repair, some might require more thorough measures.

What Causes AC Leaks?

Your air conditioner blows out air, so you might be surprised to see water dripping from the unit. However, water from condensation is a normal part of any working air conditioner. When your system runs correctly, this condensation drips into a drain pan and is discharged through a drain line.

There are many different causes of water leaks from your air conditioner, some of which include:

  • Cracked drain pan
  • Clogged drain line
  • Broken condensate pump
  • Dirty or broken evaporator coils
  • Clogged air filter

You can count on our professionals to inspect your cooling system and find the source of dripping water!

Signs Of A Condensation Leak

When it comes to condensation leaks, the most obvious sign is a puddle of water underneath the indoor air conditioning unit. There may be water damage surrounding the cooling system or a smell of mold or mildew.

If you look inside the unit, you may notice the drain pan is full of water. The fan may also show signs of damage from water. Island Airco is capable of identifying the problem and can provide you with a long-lasting solution.

Signs Of A Refrigerant Leak

A less common type of AC leak is caused by the refrigerant. Without refrigerant, your air conditioner wouldn’t be able to produce cool air. However, sometimes the refrigerant lines leak, affecting your system’s performance. This issue isn’t always obvious since it can be released as a gas into the air.

Refrigerant issues are difficult to see since you won’t always find a puddle near the unit. However, you may notice a few indicators if this problem is present. A few signs of a refrigerant leak include:

  • Unusual smells
  • Visible puddles or stains
  • Hissing sounds
  • Frozen or bubbling evaporator coils
  • Inefficient air distribution

Since refrigerant is required to cool down your home, these symptoms will often accompany AC failure. One of our licensed professionals can perform an emergency AC repair if refrigerant is the cause of the problem. Failure to detect refrigerant issues quickly can cause issues with your health and HVAC system.

Should I Keep Running My Leaking AC?

Even if you suspect your leak is nothing serious, it’s always best to shut your system off and contact a professional for AC repairs. Water damage can affect the electrical components of your unit, causing further damage.

Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs In Eureka Springs!

Scheduling air conditioner repairs can be stressful, especially if you don’t know how serious the problem is. At Island Airco, we guarantee quality service and effective repairs. Our experts are prepared to tackle issues with your air conditioner to provide you with whole-home comfort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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