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Air conditioners are designed to remove moisture from the air. This moisture, in most systems, collects in the unit’s bottom pan after dripping off of the evaporator coil. As long as there is no water leaking inside, there is no need for concern. However, if your AC is leaking water inside of your Buffalo Grove home, then you will more than likely need to schedule an appointment with an air conditioning service professional. This is a problem that needs immediate attention, because it can be a sign of a serious system problem. In addition, leaking water can do a great deal of damage to your home if it is allowed to accumulate for too long.

Here are some of the common reasons why an air conditioning system will leak water inside of a home.

Drain Stopped Up

At the rear of the base of your air conditioner, there should be a groove or a drain hole that allows water to escape. If it becomes blocked, then water can back up. The drain should be cleared not only before the cooling season, but during and after as well. Whatever you do, do not EVER drill holes in the bottom of your unit to let water out. You could do irreparable damage to your system as a result.

Evaporator Coil Pan Rusted Out

This is a very serious problem that will very likely mean the replacement of not only the coil pan but the evaporator cooling coil as well. Quite simply, there is no way of repairing an evaporator coil pan that has rusted out.

Unit frozen up

If the air flow over the indoor evaporator coil has been restricted due to a dirty coil or a dirty air filter, this can cause the coil to freeze up and leak water over the drain pan. If you can get access to that cooling coil and see that ice has formed, you will need to call in a trained technician.

Call Approved Comfort Today

At Approved Comfort, we can fix your air conditioner problem no matter how large or small it may be. To schedule an appointment to have one of our skilled and trained technicians take a look at your system, call Approved Comfort.