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Little cold air blowing out of vents. Pipes outside house not frozen over. There is water in the drain pan in the garage, and a small drip. Is this a serious problem, or fixable?

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Change your filter. Use a cheap filter when running AC so you will get enough air flow over the cooling coils. Old filters or the Filtrete / allergen type filters will not allow enough air flow, and will cause the coils to freeze over. Shutting the unit off for awhile will be necessary to thaw the coils also.

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