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Water Leaking Under Mobile Home When AC Is Running

When the refrigerated A/C unit in my mobile home is running, I notice water leaking from underneath the mobile home. Is this normal?


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July 25, 20180 found this helpful

There is always some water when an air conditioner is running. If it is a lot, you need servicing

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July 26, 20180 found this helpful

If you have never noticed water before, you may have an issue and I would call in a pro to check it out. If you have seen a few drops before, but now you see a huge puddle...the same, time to call in a pro.

If you are new to the location and not sure, then I suggest check it daily for a few days making written ('cause if you are like me you will never remember) note of how much is there (like measure--1 inch across, 2 inches across or if it is deep...1 inch deep, etc).


If it is consistent day after day, then most likely it is just the normal discharge that Judy spoke about. If it changes, then you may want to call in a pro!

Good luck!! Stay cool!!

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July 26, 20180 found this helpful

It's the moisture that your air conditioner removed from the air inside your house. Nothing to worry about, this is the way they work.

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July 27, 20180 found this helpful

It is probably just the condensation the AC is removing from your house. Haven't you ever noticed the water under your car after you have been running the AC? That appears to be the same thing in your case.
This will happen with an AC window unit (water will leak from bottom of unit) or a central AC system.
It is always a good idea to have service check on a central AC unit each year as they can sometimes spot problems before they become too bad to repair.


They usually clean and service units for a minimal charge - look for specials in your paper or coupon books or on your TV.

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July 31, 20180 found this helpful

so there's 2 issues at work here- the fact that an AC unit per se WILL create condensation, and therefore water, because of the nature of how it operates (passing hot air thru a frozen precipitate which liquefies at the change in temperature, that's the idea anyhow)

but there's also the fact that mobile homes through their very nature are even more liable and prone to have water and condensation issues due to the fact they are basically a tin can with little to no insulation. For instance, behold a beer or soda can after you take it out of the fridge - it creates droplets of water, doesn't it? THis is what your mobile home's doing as it deal with the disparity in internal/external teperature


you reall have to watch out in Wintertime to not ahve that effect : increased condensation on the INSIDE of your home due to variance in outside (cooler) temperature and inside (Warmer one)

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