Central Air is leaking water....


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Old 07-19-11, 03:39 PM
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Central Air is leaking water....

I hardly ever use my central air but I broke down and turned it on today to get us through the rest of the week. I turned it on this morning and set it for 75. I honestly didn't pay attention to what the inside temperature was. It turned on right away. I left for work and got home and it's 80 in my house. It's about 80 outside but super humid. My guess is that it's been running all day long. I went down to the basement and there's a fairly large puddle under my furnace/AC. I see some of the unit is sweating which isn't surprising based on the high humidity but it sure doesn't seem right.

Are there any troubleshooting steps I can take prior to calling the HVAC guys?

Thanks
Jen
 
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Old 07-19-11, 05:43 PM
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most likely low on charge and coil is frozen..... how is the air flow inside?
 
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Old 07-19-11, 06:59 PM
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Not blowing a lot.....

I shut it off...is it bad to run it like this?
 
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Old 07-19-11, 07:24 PM
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yes, it is bad to run it with low refrigerant ..... turn fan on at the thermostat and call a professional. before you do that though make sure the filter is clean and if you can check the inside coil downstream of the furnace and make sure it is not plugged as well..... If the coil is frozen, let it thaw first. Running the blower only will help speed this process along.
 
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Old 07-19-11, 08:09 PM
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Can you give me a ball park range on service call for this?
 
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Old 07-20-11, 03:50 AM
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no, I cant...... You need to call around and get some service call quotes from contractors in your area.
 
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Old 07-24-11, 07:32 AM
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Well that's exactly what it was....Needed charged! Thank you for your help!
 
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Was the leak found and repaired? Othewise, the refrigerant will just leak out again.
 
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Old 07-24-11, 07:47 AM
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Yes they repaired a hose.
 
 

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