3 Common Causes of Air Conditioning Leaks in Austin, TX

Summer is right around the corner and that means it’s time to open your swimming pool. Yes, that’s right—it’s the perfect time of year to start inviting family and friends over the house for some poolside fun. No doubt, you’ll be splashing in your pool and having a good time, but one problem: what happens when other areas in and around your home begin to resemble a swimming pool? And what happens when it’s the result of air conditioning leaks in Austin, TX?

What Causes an Air Conditioner to Leak?

Believe it or not, your air conditioner can leak, and it can only grow worse if you don’t properly maintain the system. While leaks can impact the performance of your air conditioning for the worst, it can also do a number on your home in terms of water damage. Restoring your home following water damage can be costly and when you add the costs of air conditioner repair on top of it, it can snowball into a financially stressful situation that will replace summertime fun with bills, bills, and more bills.

When you encounter a leak in your air conditioning, please call Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning and we’ll fix those leaks in a hurry. Our team of technicians will make quick repairs that will ensure your air conditioning won’t experience another leak any time soon. In fact, we move so quickly that you’ll back to focusing more on making a huge splash in your pool in no time!

Signs of a Leaky Air Conditioner

The key to fixing leaks quickly is understanding what causes them in the first place. We generally that these causes are the most common:

  1. Clogged Drain Line: A clogged drain line can make the drain pan of your air conditioning overflow, resulting in a leak. This may be the single most common cause for air conditioning leaks, and it’s probably the most common reason customers will send a phone call our way for AC leak repair. Drain lines are usually clogged with dirt, algae, and debris.
  2. Disconnected Drain Lines: Clogging isn’t the only problem that can affect drain lines. Leaks may also be a result of an improperly fitted drain line, which will eventually loosen and make condensation leak from the air conditioning system.
  3. Damaged Parts: The drain line of your air conditioning system may be so damaged that leaks may come easy. There are other areas of your air conditioning that can become damaged and not only cause leaks, but also hinder the performance of the system as a whole. For example, a cracked drain pan may also be a common cause for leaks.

Contact Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning today at 833-656-4056!

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