Goettl Air conditioning unit

Why Is There Water Surrounding My AC?

One thing is for certain — it is hot out there! We have been busier than usual this summer, and unfortunately a lot of this has been due to the fact that we are out there fixing broken down air conditioners. With such incredible heat as we’ve been experiencing, this should really come as no surprise. Neither should the fact that it is always better to prevent repair needs to begin with, than to wait around and let problems develop to that point.

Of course, there is no such thing as a perfect air conditioning system, and even the best air conditioner that is the most well maintained is going to run into trouble from time to time. When that happens, we strongly recommend that you contact us at the very first sign of trouble. There are usually warning signs that something is amiss with any given system. One alarming sight that you may see is water surrounding your air conditioner.

It Might Not Be That Serious

We are not giving you all of this advice and examples of ways in which your air conditioner may suffer in order to alarm you. We are doing it to help you understand just how vital it is to act quickly and to keep your system in great working condition. With that in mind, we want to start out with a couple of the best case scenarios regarding the water surrounding your air conditioning system.

As you may be aware, there is not water line in your air conditioner, nor does your AC use water in its cooling process (with the exception of swamp/evaporative coolers). So this is not really a “leak” the way that you may think in terms of that word. It can, however, be the result of ice melting.

When your air filter is too dirty, it can restrict airflow through your system so much that the evaporator coil cannot absorb a sufficient amount of heat from it. That leads to the coil getting too cold, which in turn can cause condensation to freeze on it. The same thing can happen if the evaporator coil itself is too dirty. That ice can then melt rapidly, and can overwhelm the condensate drainage system.

You could also have an issue with these components themselves. If the condensate drain line is damaged, or if your drain pan is rusted through or misaligned, then water can wind up all over the floor. Keeping the filter, coil, and drain line clean with regular maintenance and minimal effort on your own can go a long way in preventing this problem.

But It Could Be

For every best case scenario there is a worse one, right? Well, problems with your air conditioning system are not the exception to the rule. If your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, then it is not going to be able to draw enough heat out of the air. That can lead to the icing of the coil as described above. Because a refrigerant leak can also lead to incredible wear and tear on the system, and eventually compressor failure, it is definitely in your best interest to contact us immediately to have the situation resolved. Goettl Air Conditioning does the job right. 

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
Kevin KeithKevin Keith
15:03 02 Feb 24
Tyler did a great job. Fair, honest and while informing me of offers didn’t try and up-sell me. Definitely will use again
Jakki SincereJakki Sincere
08:28 02 Feb 24
Great customer interaction. Products are too expensive and unrealistic for the average customers 😫
Dave HazzardDave Hazzard
03:48 02 Feb 24
Adrianne FryeAdrianne Frye
01:36 02 Feb 24
Jonathan arrived promptly and was very professional. His diagnosis of the problems was efficient and he spent time to explain the repair process in detail. We were impressed with the quality of service provided.
Rudy MolinaRudy Molina
16:54 31 Jan 24
Nathan was friendly, professional, and vey informative. Definitely recommend.