Your air conditioner does more than just cool the inside air; it also has a built-in dehumidifier removes humidity from your living or working space. Humidity is moisture in the air, so in order to rid of that moisture, it must be removed through a drain line through which the water is dispensed, and some reused. As such, it is no surprise that the air conditioning unit may experience a leak.
As your home or office’s HVAC is a complex system involving many working parts, there are a variety of issues that could be causing such a leak, including:
- Excess humidity indoors
- Blockage in the condensate drain line
- Low levels of refrigerant
- Crack or hole in the drainage pipe
- Improper airflow
Small amounts of water coming off the outdoor unit are no cause for alarm; this is quite common. If you begin to notice a large amount of water around the outdoor unit or the indoor evaporator unit, you should call for a system inspection and repair.
With over 70 years of experience repairing air conditioning systems in the Chicago area, Heatmasters can provide you with the repair you need at an affordable price. If your system is leaking, working inefficiently, or stopped working altogether, contact us today.