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Why Is Water Coming Out of My Air Conditioner?

It’s not hard for a homeowner to become vexed with problems during the summer. At times, it feels like the house itself is conspiring against you, just to make your daily grind a bit more difficult. While some problems are more important than others, don’t let small trouble with your air conditioner cause inefficiency, damage or a potential breakdown on a steamy afternoon in Clayton. One common complaint is: “Why is water coming out of my air conditioner?” Well, why?

Where That Water Comes From

That water is more accurately termed “condensate”, and it refers to the water produced as a result of the cooling process within your indoor unit. As your warm indoor air is pulled through the evaporator coil, the coil’s cold liquid refrigerant evaporates into gas while the air is cooled. But with that cooling process comes condensation: the removal of moisture from the air. Another way of saying this is that your air has been dehumidified and that the water vapor is now liquid. Normally, it is collected in a pan below the coil and sent away from the unit.

Why It’s Not Draining

As we said, the condensate collected in the coil should be draining into the pan. But it’s obviously not if you find yourself with a pool of water at the base of the unit every time you run the AC. So what’s going on? Well, simply put, there is something wrong with the drain line. It’s not uncommon for the drain to become clogged with dust, grime, dirt, and other debris over time. Another reason could be that the line itself has a kink in it, or it’s damaged in some way, allowing the condensate to leak through.

Whatever your air conditioner needs, we’ve got a solution. For expert air conditioning repair in Clayton, call Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. today!

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