Water is a byproduct of air conditioning and is drained off and removed.
There are two categories of problems if there water appears around your inside air conditioning equipment.
- If water appears and the system is not cooling, the cooling coil is probably frozen.
A frozen coil is the result of a low refrigerant charge or not enough air flow. A professional is needed to correct the refrigerant charge. Most air flow problems are due to dirty filters, which the homeowner himself should know/learn how to replace.
- If water appears and the cooling system is working fine, there is most likely a problem with the condensate drain. The drain may be a gravity type which simply flows down hill and outside, in which case. it is clogged somewhere. A shop vac, applied to the outside end, might clear the problem. Or the condensate might drain into a nearby mounted pump. This pump runs when it is filled, but will over flow if it fails.