Why Is Water Leaking From My Vents?

Why Is Water Leaking From My Vents?

Everyone appreciates a refreshing shower, just not if the shower is coming from an air vent. Air conditioning water leaks are not only annoying and inconvenient, but they can also cause serious damage to your ceiling and floors. More importantly, leaks are symptomatic of a bigger issue with your AC.

If you discover a downpour coming from an air conditioning vent, you will need to turn off your air conditioning and call a professional. In the meantime, here are a few possible reasons why water might be leaking from your vents:

Non-Insulated, Sweaty Boots

No, we’re not talking about the type of boots that lace up. These boots are the rectangular metal devices connected to your ducts. If the sheet metal is visible, most likely the boots are not insulated properly. This means the water has more opportunity to collect on the cold metal and pool into the ducts. Non-insulated boots are usually noticed in humid climates like the one in Florida because random water spots will start to appear on the ceiling. So, to prevent water from leaking, make sure you insulate your boots and that they’re insulated using the correct material.

Malfunctioning Condensate Drain Line

Your condensate drain line is what keeps the humidity out of your air. If there are any issues with the drain line, that excess water has to go somewhere. Make sure you are regularly flushing your drain line at least twice a year. This will help prevent clogs, which can cause the water to back up. If you notice that your condensate line still isn’t draining water, you might need a professional to unclog it with a blast of nitrogen. Additionally, have a technician check that the line is properly sealed and connected.

Gaps in Ceiling Insulation

Condensation occurs when cold air meets warm air. Insulation helps keep warm air out of your ceiling, preventing it from collecting in and around your air conditioning system. Eventually this condensation will build up, damaging your duct work and possibly leaking through your vents. An HVAC professional can evaluate your system to see if your duct work is properly insulated against any air leaks and will seal them so your home stays nice and dry.

Call Air Tech of Central Florida to Stop Water Leaks

There are many other reasons why water can leak from your AC unit, such as a rusted drain pan, frozen evaporator coil or even a broken drain line. If water is leaking from your air vents, contact the professionals at Air Tech of Central Florida. We offer quality AC repairs at an affordable price, so we will stop any leak and get your AC running again. Even better, we offer air conditioning services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which means we’re always available to help. Reach out online, or give us a call now to talk with one of our friendly team members today.

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