Common causes of AC leaks

AC leaks are very common, but if left unchecked or neglected for long, AC leaks in their condensation lines can cause severe water damage to your home in Aurora.

A congested drain pipe is the most common cause of water leakage from an AC system. The blockage can be because of a number of reasons like mold growth, dirt, algae, rust, dust and even insects who get caught up in the pipes.
  • Improper installation of AC system can also lead to leakage.
  • Dirty condensate pumps are also likely to cause AC water leaks.
  • A drain pan with cracks is another reason air conditioners might have leaks.
  • Blockages in air filter of an AC are sure to cause leaks.
  • Low levels of refrigerant can also be a reason for AC leaks.

Avoidance of water leakage in Aurora IL

You can prevent AC water leaks and subsequent damage with simple steps:

  • Schedule regular cleaning of your AC from a professional cleaning service. This will help detect any problems in their early stages and hence can be tackled on before there is any damage. Also, regular servicing of AC takes care of any blockages in the system, maintenance of refrigerant levels or any airflow blockages.
  • Clean the AC air filter regularly.
  • Install a secondary drain line for your air conditioner.
  • Make sure that the water flow to the drain through the condensation line opening is unobstructed.

These simple steps and regular care of your AC will help prevent leaks in the condensation line and there wouldn’t be any water damage because of these leaks.