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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Is Your Air Conditioner Making A Mess In Your Home?

by Rita Richardson

It's an annoying prospect, walking into your home and discovering a puddle of water that has formed below your AC unit, invading your home and making a huge mess.

If your AC unit is flooding, leaking, and generally cramping your style, you may need air conditioning repair. Here's what could be wrong.

You Need More Refrigerant (and a Leak Repair)

If your AC unit is low on refrigerant, it may need a refill. Low levels of refrigerant can lead to an AC that doesn't work the way it should. It will not cool down the air efficiently. You will also need a repair for the part of the unit that has the leak.

Your Drain Line Is Broken

Drain lines help remove some of the humidity from your home. Unfortunately, the lines that drain this liquid can become clogged eventually, leaving you with a confusing leak on the ground as water backs up. The backup water will begin to flow outside of the drip pan and onto the floor eventually.

The good news about this issue is that you can fix it easily. An AC repair professional can remove a blockage from the line with a vacuum to make sure that your line clears up as it should, preventing your drip pan from backing up.

There's another option here too. If your drain line doesn't appear clogged, the drain pan itself could be the problem. The good news is that this is can be fixed by replacing the pan with a newer option or one that has a deeper area for water to gather.

Your Evaporator Coil Isn't Working Correctly

Your air conditioner contains an evaporator coil, a piece that is meant to cool down the refrigerant inside the unit.  When something isn't working correctly with the unit, you may notice a leak forming underneath. This is especially likely if you have not had an inspection on your AC unit in a long time, which allows a buildup of dirt to form.

When a broken evaporator coil allows cold to build up, which could lead to a buildup of ice. Ice buildup leads to leaking underneath the unit, and it can leave a mess.

Hire an AC Repair Professional Today

An AC repair professional can help you get your unit not only in working order but also in place so that it does not leak all over your floor, damaging your property along the way. Call today to stop the flooding of your home.