HVAC System Guides

Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking?

If your air conditioner is leaking? It can be caused by a number of things, and is not always the most complicated HVAC repair. Causes for your air conditioner leaking:

  • A clogged condensate drain line
  • A broken condensate pump
  • A damaged drain pan
  • Low refrigerant
  • Dirty air filter

These are all HVAC repairs a skilled air conditioning contractor should know how to fix. Below we look at air condition units in more depth, and not just causes for your air conditioner leaking.

The cost of cooling your home can really put a dent in your bank account, especially for Florida residents.  One of the best ways to reduce your energy usage and your impact on the environment is to replace an old, inefficient air conditioning system with a new efficient Energy Star rated system that is properly sized to your home.  If your air conditioning system is more than 15 year old, or leaking, installing a new energy efficient unit can save you up to 30% on your cooling costs.

 

If you are not quite ready to invest in a new air conditioning system there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your existing system.  One of the easiest things you can do is change the filters regularly.  Use a pleated filter instead of the old style fiberglass filter and change it whenever it gets dirty.

 

Regular maintenance by a good HVAC contractor will keep your system operating efficiently.  Have your system serviced in the spring and in the fall for best results. Keep an eye on your condensation line.  Your air conditioning system not only cools the air, but it also removes moisture even in the Orlando area.  Drier air feels cooler and more comfortable and if your condensate line gets clogged your system will not do a good job of dehumidifying the air.

 

While you are away during the day, turn up the thermostat a few degrees and close your drapes and blinds to keep the sun out.  Better yet, install a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust your temperature setting based on your schedule.