Why is my HVAC leaking water?

You’ve reached the hottest days of summer, and your home AC unit is working hard. This tends to be when things go wrong. What if your unit is leaking water? Below we have listed some possible causes.

Condensate Pump
A dirty condensate pump can cause water leakage from your AC system, especially if in your attic or basement and they get water in them. Mold and mildew can grow inside the unit, causing it to clog due to the constant presence of water.

Clogged Drain Line
A clogged condensate drain pipe can make your AC system’s drain pan overflow. This is a pretty common cause of water leaking from a central AC system. Drain lines can become clogged with dirt and other debris.

Disconnected Drain Line
Over time a drain line can loosen, causing the drain pipe to disconnect from the AC unit and allowing the condensate to drain through the ceiling or onto the floor. This can happen especially if it wasn’t installed correctly in the first place.

Of course there could be other potential causes but we find these to be the most common. If there is water leaking anywhere in your house related to your HVAC units you want to call your local company as soon as possible to avoid extensive damage.