causes the problem of “water leakage from AC”?
from AC is an annoying but a very common problem. You need to take care of it.
But it is also important to understand why is water leaking from your AC unit?
behind water leakage from AC are:
- Incorrect AC Installation:
Improper AC installation is a very common reason
for water leakage from air conditioner. In a window AC, the unit should be
installed in such a way that the rear end is slightly lower than the front end.
A difference of 1 inch is fine. If the unit is too low at front than the
condensed water leaks from the front rather than dripping from the rear end. In
a split AC, indoor unit should be fitted at a slight angle to enable
unrestricted flow of the condensed water from the drain pipe.
- Air leakage: If the AC
unit is not properly sealed then warm air from outside gushes inside the air
conditioner unit. The moisture present in warm air get condensed by the cold
air inside the unit. This excess moisture buildup inside air conditioner leaks
from the unit.
- Lower outside temperature: A lower outside temperature is a very common reason of water leakage
from AC unit. During rainy season or just before the onset of winters when the
outside temperature drops, less water evaporates than it usually does. This
results in excess water buildup inside the unit which leaks from your air
- Blocked drainage: Sometimes
the drain holes at the rear end of air conditioner get blocked due to dirt and
dust. This blockage obstruct the moisture to come out from the rear end resulting
in the leakage from the front or sides. AC service prevents water leakage from
AC. Regular AC service cleans up the filters and drain hole and prevent water
- AC Condenser pump broken: When
the condenser pump inside your air conditioner is broken, it causes water to
leak from the unit. An AC repair professionals can repair the condenser or pump
and stop this water pooling.
These are some
common reasons behind water leakage from AC but there can be other reasons as
What is included in the service?
The PRO visits
clients site and troubleshoots the problem of water leakage from AC. The PRO
first looks for basic reasons like clogged air filter and clogged drains. If
there is no blockage in drain holes and hose then PRO checks the installation
style and other key components of the AC like condenser, pump, coolant etc.
After the actual problem is identified, PRO describes the problem to the
customer and suggests a possible repair or replacement. On customer consent,
the PRO repairs the AC.