Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Naples. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As hot as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually become frozen. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Continue reading this post to find out why an air conditioner freezes and if you should schedule air conditioner service to take care of the situation.
If your air conditioner ices over, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. Your AC is trying to send more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the inner workings of the system.
If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a lack of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to properly move the air through the coil and parts start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and stopping your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped running properly and is covered in 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 all the way.
- Look at other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make certain your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris.
- Naples 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 dealt with by AC experts.
Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to show up. They will be able to make a professional diagnosis of the particular problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Service Experts at 239-908-6991 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.