Saturday, February 23, 2013
How to Stop Water Leaking Aircon?
Stop Your Air Conditioner Leaking Water
Air condition has become an essential in all shopping malls, cars, offices as well as most of the households in Singapore. After all, air condition units are machines which will definitely break down some times. Hence, it's important to know how you can troubleshoot your leaking air condition.
First and foremost, it is important we discuss frequently asked question about leaking air condition units. There are three main reasons that cause your air condition to leak. The first one is that drainage pipe could be blocked by dirt particles making difficult for water to drain out, causing leaking in the unit. Secondly, leaking can be caused by poor installation by the contractor whereby there is no proper gradient of the pipe used for drainage. And the last one is the shortage of refrigerant.
Fortunately, by reading this article you will know how to stop this problem. Remember it's important to switch off the power source before trying any of the following.
1.) Blocked heat exchanger and dirty filters
When your air condition filter or heat exchanger coils are blocked or dirty, this can cause restriction in the air flow. Therefore, the coil temperature can drop below zero causing the moisture in air which is condensing on the coil to freeze and form ice flakes that are blown out of the system; as a result there will be water leakage.
To stop this, check out the filters and in case they are dirty, clean them using a shower head or the hosepipe. Remove all accumulated dirt and spray with a bathroom and a kitchen antiseptic spray in order to kill any mold and bacteria on them.
Also it's important to check aluminum coil found behind the system filters. If it's covered in dry lint, try to vacuuming it carefully with the brush attached on the vacuum cleaner. You'll need to use a strong grease and a garden spray bottle to clean the coil if is particularly dirty.
Use it to spray the coil and then allow it to work for about five minutes. After this, rinse the coil carefully using a spray bottle. By doing so, air flow will be improved and remove dirt on your system. ALWAYS read all instructions given by the manufacture in order to clean your air condition correctly.
2 Blocked Drains
It is easy to diagnose a blocked drain. Water usually leak down the walls from the system back or also drips through its air outlet at the front in case its drain is blocked. Check whether the plastic tray designed to trap the condensate produced when the system is in the cooling mode if is overflowing or full of water. Drain this water in order to clear the blockage.
3 Lost refrigerants
If heat exchanger and air filters are clean and a lot of air is flowing smoothly, the system should deliver plenty cool air. However, if the system has difficulties in cooling the room and then the air vent start leaking water then it might be short-on refrigerant.
This can be corrected by setting a heat-pump to the lowest possible setting and then leave the system to run for few minutes. Then check-the heat exchanging coil under the filter if is covered in ice. If this is the case your air condition has a leak and it need a profession to repair it.
If these tips do not work contact any local air condition service in Singapore for services.