Does the air emitting from your supply registers suddenly seem not cold enough? Check the indoor portion of your air conditioner. This piece is housed inside your furnace or air handler, if you rely on a heat pump. If there’s water seeping onto the floor, there might be ice on the evaporator coil. The AC coil inside the system may have frozen over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your house again.
Here’s the things you should do. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with air conditioning repair in the U.S. backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—switch the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This stops chilled refrigerant from moving to the outdoor compressor, which could harm it and cause a pricey repair.
Next, adjust the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces warm airflow over the frosty coils to make them melt faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It may take not more than an hour or the better part of a day for the ice to thaw, depending on the level of the ice. While you’re waiting, keep an eye on the condensate pan under the AC unit. If the drain line is clogged, it can spill over as the ice melts, possibly causing water damage.
Bad airflow is a main explanation for an AC to become frozen. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the situation:
If poor airflow doesn’t appear to be the issue, then another issue is causing your AC frost over. If this is what’s happening, merely thawing it out won’t take care of the problem. The evaporator coil will possibly freeze again unless you fix the main cause. Get in touch with an HVAC technician to address issues with your air conditioner, which can include:
The next time your AC freezes up, get in touch with the ACE-certified professionals at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to fix the situation. We have years of experience helping homeowners diagnose their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things running again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to get air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us now.
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