Goettl Air conditioning unit

Why Is There Water Around My AC Unit?

We live in an area where the heat of summer is incredibly intense. Sure, we don’t deal with extremely humid and swampy conditions, but even a nice dry heat can prove unbearable once the temperature hits a certain point. That is exactly why you need to know for certain that your air conditioning system is going to function precisely as it should.

That is also why it is so vital that you contact a member of our team to schedule any necessary air conditioning repair services at the very first sign of trouble. Any inconsistency with the way your air conditioner in Tucson, AZ works is cause for concern. For example, what you do if you noticed that there is water surrounding your indoor air conditioning unit?

Does My Air Conditioner Use Water?

No, no it does not. If you were to see water surrounding a water heater, boiler, or even a swamp cooler, it wouldn’t be totally out of left field. After all, all of these systems actively use water in their operations. However, a central air conditioner does not use water. It is not connected to a water supply line, or a water tank. So how the heck is it leaking water?

The Answer: It’s Not

Okay, there may be water surrounding your indoor AC unit, and that water may be leaking out of the system itself. That doesn’t exactly mean that you have a “water leak” in the way that you may be thinking of, though. No, it’s not your imagination, but the source of the pooling water is not as straightforward as a leaking supply line.

  • Condensate. Frequently, the water that is “leaking” out of an air conditioning system is actually the water that is removed from the air in the house during the cooling process. As heat is removed, water condenses. This condensation collects on the evaporator coil, before dripping into the condensate drain pan. If the pan is corroded or misaligned, or if the condensate drain line should back up due to clogs such as algae growth, the pan can overflow and leak water around the unit.
  • Ice Melt. A leaking condensate array is typically not that big of a deal. If the water that you see surrounding your air conditioner is the result of ice melt, though, you could have a serious issue on your hands. Very dirty filters or blower fan problems could lead to the icing of the evaporator coil. So too could refrigerant leaks, though. If you ever see ice in your air handler, on your refrigerant lines themselves, or in your condenser unit, then you need to contact us right away. Filters can simply be changed, but leaking refrigerant is a serious issue that could lead to costly problems.

Our summer season is not easy on our air conditioning systems. It is too intense and sticks around too long for you to take any chances with its operation. At the first sign of trouble with your AC, including water leaks, give us a call.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
Peter is very experienced and professional. He knows a lot and explains everything in detail.
John McCarreyJohn McCarrey
13:56 13 Jul 24
Excellent service!
Gary StapletonGary Stapleton
02:37 13 Jul 24
I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
James KroppJames Kropp
17:19 09 Jul 24
It was great
Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
17:06 09 Jul 24
Peter was great! Explained every detail I needed and answered all my questions!
Gustavo EscobarGustavo Escobar
16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
Jesse Vann, JrJesse Vann, Jr
15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
Reda MoxleyReda Moxley
15:08 09 Jul 24
17:04 01 Jul 24
Got exactly what we needed with the service and had great customer service from Tyler for our plumbing and with Jehad for our AC work. They were awesome! Thanks!
Donna OwensDonna Owens
15:51 01 Jul 24
Rudy came out and was very professional and addressed our plumbing needs in a timely manner, highly recommended.
Neuro NerdNeuro Nerd
15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
Jehad did an amazing job after checking the entire unit he came down and thoroughly explained everything that needed to get done/replace.
Kelly MoserKelly Moser
17:01 27 Jun 24
Matthew was on time respectful and very curious. He explained everything I needed to know and I felt no pressure to buy additional things. Thank you Matt .
Dusengimana ErnestDusengimana Ernest
15:49 27 Jun 24
Jesus gloria did great. Wonderful
Nick LoprzNick Loprz
14:39 27 Jun 24
Charles JeterCharles Jeter
22:12 26 Jun 24
Kimberly FordKimberly Ford
21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
Music by JuanMusic by Juan
17:47 19 Jun 24
Supreme service.
Erica RussellErica Russell
17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!