It just another day in your bedroom enjoying your korean drama or surfing the web when you notice the floors of your bedroom is wet. You wonder if you spill your glass or where the heck did the water come from and only to realise its from your aircon.
Why is there water in my aircon ?
Your aircon unit contains an evaporator coil that cools the warm air blown over it. This causes condensation to form on the coil, just like how water droplets form on a cold glass of water on a hot day.
The moisture on the coil drips into a drain pan and down a condensate drain pipe (a white PVC pipe) that leads to your drainage in your toilet.
Clogged condensation water pipe
A clogged condensate drain pipe is the most common cause of water leaking from your aircon unit into your home. The drain pipe is usually clogged with dust, dirt, sludge or mold which makes it impossible for water to flow out that causes the leaking.
Damage Water Pipe
Got an old airconof 12 – 15 years? The drain pipe may be damaged which causes water to flow through it.
Broken condensation pump
The condensation pump pumps water out into your toilet via a drain pipe. If the pump breaks, the water isn’t being pumped which causes water to be trap and leaking occurs .
Dirty air filter
A dirty air filter blocks airflow over the evaporator coil. When it happens, the evaporator coil gets too cold and freezes. When it melts, water drips which causes water leaking.
Similar to a dirty air filter, low refrigerant will lower pressure in the aircon system causing the evaporator coil to freeze. When it melts, water drips and causes water leaking.
You’ll notice you’re low on refrigerant when:
- The air conditioner isn’t cooling well
- You hear a hissing or bubbling noise (indicating a refrigerant leak)
Depending on the severity of the refrigerant leak you can either repair it or change the whole aircon unit.
What should you do if you face leaking?
Contact our aircon servicing technicians and get your aircon inspected immediately to avoid further damage.
Chan Brothers Air Conditioning Pte Ltd
Tel: 6734 5868