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What to Do About Air Conditioner Water

Properly working air conditioners are important to have during the summer months. As the heat ramps up, it can be critical for your health to stay cool and out of the blazing summer sun. That means having an air conditioner that is in good working condition in order to stay cool.

Since part of the job of an air conditioner is to remove humidity from the air, they end up creating a large amount of condensation. Typically, this condensation is handled by being collected in a tray that is on the outside of your home or that has hoses and pumps connected to a drain that take it outside of the house. If you start to notice that there are pools of water under your Las Vegas air condition unit, it could indicate one of these problems.

Ice Is Blocking the Hose

One of the more common problems is that the moisture buildup has caused ice to form in the drain hose. This means the pump that drains the condensate cannot get the water out due to the blockage.
The first thing you should do is change the filters on the unit—your refrigerant in the system may be low, causing it to work too hard and freeze the line. The best solution for that is to contact the professionals at Executive Air Conditioning to come recharge your unit for you.

Your Condensate Pump Is Unplugged

Some units have a condensate pump that is not integrated directly into the AC unit. This means that it also needs to be plugged into the power in order to function. Pumps like this typically operate with a ball valve that floats on the water. When the water reaches a certain level, the pump turns on and pumps out the water. You can test this by plugging the pump in and pouring some water into the pan to see if it activates. If the pump is plugged in and there is still an issue, it could be with this float switch. You should contact Executive Air Conditioning for assistance.

Leaky Tubing

Depending on how old your unit is the problem may be as simple as the hoses that collect the condensate are in need of replacement. Locate the lines that pump the water from the unit to the drain to see if there is water collecting on them or running from them. If there is, then trace the lines back to see if you can find a hole or leak—which may not be obvious at first.

Once you find the link, you should consider replacing the lines. If they are easily accessible, and you can do the job yourself comfortably, then replace the lines. If not, Executive Air Conditioning can help you replace the lines.

Have Your Las Vegas Air Conditioner Serviced by the Best

If you are having issues with your air conditioner, don’t wait to get it fixed. Contact Executive Air Conditioning today!

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