Avoiding Excessive Condensation in Your Air Conditioner

Water damage from excessive condensation

During monsoon season in Phoenix, Arizona humidity rises, and so does the condensation from your air conditioning system. This can cause a lot of damage to the interior of your home when your AC unit is not draining correctly. Here are some common problems that occur when there is excess condensation from your air conditioner.

  • Water Damage – Water pooling around your AC unit will cause damage to your system. Water damage can lead to a costly repair if it is not caught quickly.
  • AC Shut Off – When water overflows in your AC drainage pan, it triggers a safety switch designed to detect flooding. Once this switch is triggered, your AC will shut off and not function. Be sure to have a safety switch installed in your AC unit to prevent excessive damage to your home. Give us a call today to install your safety switch!

Water damage to your home and AC unit can be avoided. You should know how to look for the signs of water drain issues. Here are some common signs to watch out for which mean you may be experiencing water drain issues.

Signs of Water Drain Issues in Your Home:

  • Secondary Water Drain Dripping – Most homes have two water drains. One higher up on the side of your home by your condenser unit, called ther secondary drain, and one lower down on your home called the primary drain. If you see your secondary drain dripping, there is a major problem with your primary drain. Your AC needs to be serviced immediately!
  • Rust Stains – Another sign of water drain issues in your home are large rust stains on the side of your home or on the drain line. During monsoon season in the Phoenix area, humidity in the air rises. This outdoor humidity increases the amount of condensation in your air conditioning unit.

Here are some other common causes of excessive condensation in your AC unit.

What Causes Excessive Condensation in Your AC Unit?

  • Bacteria – Natural bacteria found in your air conditioner could be creating a clog, cause your drain pan to overfill, and leak water.
  • Damaged Condensation Pan – A rusted or damaged condensation pan may be causing water leaks in your home.
  • Dirty Air Filter – Without regular AC maintenance, your air conditioners dirty filters could be blocking airflow over your evaporator coil, causing it to freeze. When the condensation melts, it will leak water.

Don’t mess around with the condensation or drain pan on your own. Making mistakes when trying to fit the pieces of your unit back together can cause larger problems. Call in our team of expert technicians at Efficient Air to get the job done right!

Susie D.

A nice guy came out and and fixed my thermostat, which unfortunately I paid a handyman to install. Nothing was wrong with my heater, he did advise I need a coil tune up real soon.

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