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During the summer, when it’s humid, it’s normal for your AC to drain anywhere from 5-20 gallons of water per day. It’s completely normal for your AC to drain 5-20 gallons of water outside of your home (via the condensate drain pipe outside your home or office). It’s NOT normal for your AC to drain any amount of water inside your home or office (around your indoor AC unit on the floors or attic). Want a professional to assess your AC system to make sure everything is working properly?
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If your AC is draining water outside It’s simply just doing its job. Your AC is responsible for cooling and dehumidifying your home or office. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, so to dehumidify your home, your AC pulls the water out of humid air and drains that water outside.
Below, we’ll explain both of these scenarios in more detail.
The AC condensation process:
So, if it’s humid out and you notice water pooling in your yard around the AC condensate drain, this is normal. All it means is that your AC is working hard to dehumidify your home.
If water is draining from your indoor AC unit…
…there is likely an issue with your AC system, like a:
This image exemplifies how a clogged condensate line can cause your AC system to leak water inside your home
Turn your AC system off and reach out to a professional at Universal Air & Heat to come check out your system and diagnose the issue. Even if there is only a little bit of water around your indoor AC unit, it could cause larger issues down the road if it isn’t repaired ASAP. We offer AC leak repairs with full dry out restoration service and mold remediation Services if needed.
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If you live in Florida and want a trusted professional to come and check out your AC system, contact us! With 23 years of experience in the industry, we will be able to quickly determine why your AC is leaking and repair it in no time. We work with most insurance companies and offer direct billing with no up front cost.