Question by  Tiera19 (97)

What does it mean if my central air unit is leaking a lot of water suddenly?

My air conditioner is suddenly leaking.


Answer by  jr22 (59)

The usual cause would be an excessive amount of ice build up in the coil. The coil is located, usually in the attic with the furnace. The reason it will build up ice is because the freon in the copper lines has a leak, causing an imbalance in the weight of the freon will causes improper flow and ice.


Answer by  cslocklear (38)

Central air units naturally create water during the cooling process, especially during particularly humid weather. This water usually is piped outside. If leaking, piping may be clogged.


Answer by  Novemberfire (322)

Turn off the unit to prevent further damage then check the hoses for crimps, leaks and clogs. If none of those things are causing your problem, call a professional out to diagnose the leak.


Answer by  oddflash (902)

It depends on where it is leaking from. Usually the water you see is condensation and is not a problem. A rise in humidity will cause a rise in condensation.


Answer by  Jacob7228 (38)

There may be a problem with your a/c unit or that your unit is used frequently the parts may be warm and the cold air condenses and forms the water.


Answer by  Ionoone (112)

The drain for the evaporator coil is plugged, I recommend having it serviced by a professional because the coils are easily damaged and can get expensive to replace, Afterwards pour a small amount of bleach into the drain to keep it algae free and replace your filters monthly or sooner.

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