Leak Near Air Conditioner in Reading, PA

21 August 2013
Category: Cooling, Our Work
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Dirty evaporator coil could cause clog leading to leak



Many air conditioners can sometimes develop a condensation line leak at the inside unit, also known as the air handler. When you turn on the air conditioner, it can sometimes look like you turned on your sink because so much water comes out. Once you turn the air conditioner off, the water flow normally stops soon afterward.

The air handler’s evaporator coil will often sweat during use. That is the reason you’ll see – or at least you should see – black insulation around the coil. This insulation absorbs water so that it won’t drip on your floor. If the insulation has gaps or is missing entirely, you’ll have a substantial leak to deal with.

Another potential cause is that the coil is dirty. When water mixes with the dirt, the dirt will accumulate in the condensation pan as well as the drain. This will result in a clog that can eventually lead to water pooling on the floor.

If you see water pooling near your air handler, call Essig Plumbing and Cooling today.

About Essig

Since 1938, Paul W. Essig, Inc. has been recognized as the plumbing expert in Berks County. Over the last 70 years, we’ve expanded our services to include heating, air conditioning, drain maintenance and installation, water conditioning and electrical. And we’re proud to deliver the same level of expertise and professionalism we have established in plumbing, to these other areas.

Essig has built a standard of outstanding service and our commitment to excellence begins with your call. Our highly trained technicians will determine the best solution for your situation and you can be confident that you’ll be presented with price options whenever possible. When you call Essig, you can rest assured that your emergency is our emergency. Our customers know that we’re available 24 hours a day. So whether it’s a clogged drain, leaking pipe or malfunctioning heat or air conditioning unit, we’re there for you when you need us the most.

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