Water dripping from your AC vents usually means there is something wrong with your heating and cooling system; although, it could be a plumbing issue too. A professional can let you know where the problem lies. Read on to learn more about how water leaks can be the sign of an AC issue.
1. Clogged Condensate Drain Line
A clogged condensate drain line can cause condensation within the vents. Water may also backflow into the vents. This problem is more likely to occur in homes where the AC is installed in the attic or upper level. Check the drip pan near your condenser unit. If it’s full or overflowing, then you probably have a clogged condensate drain line. You can have an AC repair company clear the condensate drain line to solve this problem.
2. Vents Aren’t Sealed
Air could be escaping through the edges of your vents. You can check if this is the case by feeling around the corners of the vent to see if any air is flowing out while the AC is running. Air leaks around the vents can be easily fixed by applying caulk to the sides of the vent that have air escaping. Air leaks around the sides of the vent cause condensation, which results in water drips.
3. Air Filter Is Dirty
A dirty air filter can cause a wide range of problems, including water drips from the AC vents, weak airflow, overheating and warm air blowing from the vents. Change the air filter based on the manufacturer’s recommendations to prevent AC problems. How does a clogged air filter result in water drips from your AC vents? It causes frost to develop around the AC, which melts through the AC vents. You can usually fix this problem with an air filter replacement, but if the problem persists, you’ll need to contact an AC repair company.
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