Hi, thanks in advance for anyone's help!
We moved into this house 6 months ago. Yesterday, for the first time since we moved into this house, we noticed a wet patch on the ceiling of the top floor.
When I went up there and took a look I found that there was water leaking from the bottom corner/edge of the evaporator
There does not appear to be an external drip pan underneath the unit so the water is merely dripping onto the drywall that forms the ceiling. We have cut a hole in the drywall for the water to drip straight down through the ceiling and into a bucket on the floor. In this way we hoped to stave off any further damage of the ceiling drywall.
Today we had an A/C repair guy come over, and he gave a diagnosis of a replacement of the coils being needed and quoted about $1,500 to do the job. While I am not an A/C repair man, the diagnosis seems to be different than what I was assuming was likely -- that there is a partial blockage of the outlet of an internal drain pan to the PVC pipe that eventually exits outside the side of the house.
The A/C is still blowing strongly with cold air, and the leakage does not appear to be freon -- it is water condensation, I think.
I have a photo that I will upload if Just Answer allows me to do so. Thanks for your help, guys!