Air Conditioning Repair in Atlanta: Why Is There Water Around My AC?

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If you live in Atlanta, then you depend on your AC to run effectively and efficiently all cooling season. After all, with temperatures well over 100° F during the summer, AC is a part of everyday life—it allows us to live our lives comfortably and without disruption. But when you find something wrong with your AC during the peak heat, it is stressful and frustrating. That’s why it’s all the more important to ensure that you take care of any necessary repairs well before the heat hits. One of the most common problems with air conditioning is water collecting around the AC unit. While it may not always cause your AC to stop working entirely, it shouldn’t be ignored. For air conditioning repair in Atlanta, call the experts at Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for exceptional service.

So, why is there water around your AC? One of the benefits of a professionally installed air conditioner is that it also functions as a built-in dehumidifier. Depending on the usage, your home’s insulation, and the relatively humidity inside your home, your AC will get rid of many gallons of condensed water vapor every cooling season. The water around your AC comes from this condensation process, which is typically drained by means of a condensate pipe or pump.

Your condensate pipe connects the collection pan to the condensate pipe, which runs into your drainage system.  If you condensate pipe becomes clogged, it can cause a buildup in the collection pan, which can overflow. If this pipe develops a crack, leak or loose connection, then it can also begin to collect on the floor surrounding the AC. If there is no easy way to connect to your nearest floor drain, a condensate pump may be installed to send the condensation to the wastewater system. If the pump malfunctions or gets clogged with debris, that can also cause the condensation to overflow outside the AC.

We hope this answers your question. For comprehensive air conditioning repair in Atlanta, call Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today! 

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