Many things can happen to your AC unit that can turn your day into a nightmare. Water dripping from air vents in your Port St. Lucie, FL, home is one of those concerns. There are many reasons water may drip from your air vents; here are three common culprits.
1. Clogged Condensate Line
Accumulation of too much condensation in the AC vents can cause water to drip from air vents. This is especially true if your condensate drain clogs. You can examine the condenser unit and check whether the drip pan is too full or overflowing.
2. Refrigerant Leak
Refrigerant plays a significant role in cooling your air conditioning system. In many cases, the refrigerant doesn’t need replacement, but common issues like a leak can be a major concern. If this happens, consider finding an HVAC professional to help fix the problem as refrigerants are highly sensitive.
3. Dirty Air Filters
Dirty air filters can be a result of the accumulation of debris, dirt and dust. Unwanted particles around the air filters can cause malfunction and harm the airflow. Instead of water dripping condensate into the drip pan, it will freeze on the unit’s evaporator’s coils.
With time, the ice melts and starts dripping from your air vents. To minimize this problem, be sure to change your air filters often. However, how regular you change air filters will depend on the size of your home, whether any family member has allergies and if you have a pet.
Feel free to give us a call at Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning today for superior HVAC repair and maintenance services. Our technicians are highly trained, dependable and NATE certified, so they are your best bet to resolve your AC problem. We strive to provide high-quality services to enable our customers to enjoy quality air in their homes.
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