If you are living in Singapore, then you understand the advantage of having a properly working aircon. There are many advantages to installing a Mitsubishi aircon, but due to constant usage in Singapore’s hot weather, it cannot be avoided that it will encounter some common problems like aircon leaks. There are many reasons for an aircon to leak water which are not serious and can easily be fixed, but if you put off the aircon repair, it might lead to your Mitsubishi to stop working altogether.
Why does an aircon leak?
Blocked drainage pipe
A Mitsubishi aircon mainly removes water from the atmosphere in the process of cooling your room. As such, this atmospheric water is then condensed and drained out of the pipe. If the aircon pipe has been choked due to the accumulation of dirt and debris, the water will start leaking out of the aircon unit from the backflow.
The drainage tray is corroded
The drainage tray helps hold the condensate and when it is full, it drains out through the drainage pipe. If the drainage pipe is choked and the drainage tray is full, water may leak out due to overflow. Otherwise, it may be because the drainage tray, usually made out of metal, has rusted and corroded, causing a leak to spring from an opening.
Low levels in the refrigerant
Low levels in the coolant will lead to reduced pressure in your Mitsubishi aircon, which requires a gas top up. The coils will end up freezing and causing freezing of water. When the frozen water melts, it drains directly to the drain pain and overflowing. It can lead to your aircon system leaking water.
Freezing of the evaporator coils
Aircon leaking water can also be due to the freezing of the evaporator coils. The primary cause of such a situation is a dirty air filter. The airflow is disturbed, and your coils may end up being frozen. The frozen water changes into ice, and when that ice melts, there will be excessive water in the drain pain that can leak over time.
Your evaporators are old
Old evaporators are mainly made of metal. Metal is prone to rust effects due to moisture present in the Mitsubishi aircon. Rusting can eat away the metal, causing it to have holes that can leak water to your ceiling and walls.
3 Ways to Fix An Aircon Leak
An aircon servicing can help with repairing an aircon leak once and for all if they show these signs that point to a clog or dirty aircon filters. Our aircon servicing services include thorough cleaning and vaccumming of various parts of your aircon unit. This transcends the normal aircon servicing that you can do yourself.
When an aircon leak happens and inconveniences you, you will know the importance of regular aircon servicing to prevent such problems from happening again.
Aircon Chemical Overhaul
After a long time of not aircon servicing, it is possible that there are a few things that needs to rectified to kickstart your aircon again. An aircon chemical overhaul will help to “reset” your aircon with a strong chemical washing, making it seem almost brand new again.
If some parts of your aircon are corroded or are faulty, they can simply be replaced with our aircon repair services.
However, some aircon parts may be phased out due to the aircon model being out of distribution. The only recourse we can offer is to replace your aircon by installing a new one. Otherwise, you can also try asking around other aircon service companies if they are able to source the aircon parts needed for you.
In order to avoid the inconvenience and consequent expensive costs of aircon leaking water fixes, it is important to conduct regular aircon servicing. Keeping your aircon in tip top condition will definitely increase its lifespan and uphold its optimum performance.
At DW Aircon Servicing Singapore, we pride ourselves on our affordable and quality aircon services to ensure all residential and commercial air conditioning units are always keeping you cool and comfortable. We also supply and install aircons with excellent after-sales customer service to provide you a 1-stop convenience for all your aircon needs. Browse our previous aircon projects and read through our positive reviews. Contact us to speak to our friendly customer service staff. Call us at +65 6653 2988, Whatsapp us at +65 8241 0032 or email us at email@example.com. We operate from Mondays to Sundays (9am – 9pm) and in all Singapore locations.