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Fire and Ice, Leaks and Smoke in A/C

While most A/C units are built to last, almost as long as your regular car, exposure to elements will affect the A/C. Two common issues mentioned by our customers are related to smoke and water, as indicators of fire and ice around the A/C unit causing the leaks and smoke.

Safety First

Turn the A/C unit off when you see any water coming out of your A/C unit. If there is an issue, the flow of water may further damage the unit. Next, call a certified professional and we’ll take look. Dragon Air Services are available to you at any time, and our honest advice and experience can protect you from damages to the A/C unit.

The same works if you happen to smell really bad odor coming out of your heater. In some cases it is possible that gas is coming in, so you must be safe and evacuate the house or apartment.

Reasons for HVAC issues

Now, if it’s not something dangerous, there are a few reasons what can trigger smoke and water in your HVAC units.

Old air filter

Easy fix. Don’t skip this step. Easy thing to do, every 1, 3, or 6 month, depending on your unit.

Damaged drain pan

Being susceptible to rust, drain pain can show the signs of deteriorating, especially if you had the unit for longer period of time. 

Malfunctioning pump

The pump that takes exec water out of the house may break at some point. Extra water would be a good indication of it. In most cases, simple examination of the unit can give you a good idea what is happening.

Clogged drain line

It can happen. In most cases it is possible to clean it up, instead of replacing all of it.

Low refrigerant

If the A/C unit is not cooling down as it should, this could be one of the reasons for the issue. And in most cases it is an easy fix. Just give us a call.

The smoke coming out from your HVAC can be caused by a couple of things:

The motor may be going out or a piece of plastic melting. It could be as simple as a piece of plastic bag being caught inside the A/C unit.

Filter is too old. A simple thing to replace, but if not replaced, things stick to it, and eventually start to smell.

Save money by maintaining your HVAC units. Also, save money by contacting Dragon Air Services. We are like a good air filter for your A/C. Dragon Air Services covers all of Dallas – Fort Worth area with our main office in Plano Texas, ready for your HVAC questions. No one wants leaks and smoke from fire and ice around their A/C unit. So, call today.