My RCAC is leaking indoors especially when it is very hot outside, what is wrong and what should I do?

My RCAC is leaking indoors especially when it is very hot outside, what is wrong and what should I do?

Often, split system air conditioners begin to leak when it comes into summer and this is particularly common with reverse cycle air conditioners. If you have a reverse cycle air conditioner, you might be aware that condensation drains from your unit through a small pipe near the outdoor unit of your split system air conditioner. This is called a condensation drain and it drains water from your air conditioner during summer, when the system is being used to cool your home.

You should therefore check the condensation drain for build-up and contact a professional if the problem persists.

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