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Why Is My Air Conditioning Making A Dripping Noise?

September, 29th, 2016

A common issue we hear during the summer months is ” Why is my air conditioner is making a dripping noise?”. An air conditioning system that is working properly should never make a dripping noise.

Let’s take a closer look at the details behind the dripping sound that you may be hearing from your air conditioning unit and where the noise could be coming from.

What Causes A Dripping Noise?

  • Condensation Drain – A common cause of dripping is a dirty, worn out or clogged condensation drain.This can be fixed by simply unclogging or repairing the drain. You may be able to unclog the condensation drain yourself if it is easily accessible. Note: Different AC units have different methods of dealing with the water, so it makes sense to look into how your specific air conditioning system works before jumping to any conclusions.
  • High Water Feed Rate – If your condensation drain is not clogged, then the drip may be due to unnecessarily high water feed rate. Water feed rate is the amount of water going into the air conditioner that helps it function.
  • Improper Installation – You air conditioner may not be installed properly. Vapor compression air conditioners need to be installed so that they can drain water properly. Otherwise, they start dripping. Improper installation or mechanical problems can cause water leakage to increase substantially, creating issues. Water that freezes on the cooling coil also creates excessive leakage when the ice melts.

If you suspect that your air conditioner is leaking or dripping, then you definitely need to identify and fix the problem as soon as possible. If you do actually have a leak, it could cause mildew and mold to form over time which can lead to a whole other series of problems.

At Corley, we understand exactly how important it is to get your plumbing fixed right away with flat rate pricing. Call Corley today at (864) 334-8966 to schedule your plumbing service today or click the banner below to schedule your service online!

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