Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Alliance. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As toasty as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually become frozen. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Read on to find out why this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the issue.
If your air conditioner becomes frozen, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to push more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could cause damage to the components of the air conditioner.
If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a shortage of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to completely move the air through the coil and the coil and the parts around it start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and keeping your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped running properly and shows visible signs of frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be comfortable and cool again in no time.
- Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner completely.
- Look at other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make sure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are cleared off.
- Alliance has most experienced HVAC technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and arrange your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is an issue that should be addressed by AC experts.
Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to come. They will be able to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of the particular problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Service Experts at 330-235-1260 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.