Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

June 30, 2015

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in East Syracuse. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially restricting the airflow to your home. As warm 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 this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to take care of the situation.

If your air conditioner ices over, the area to focus on is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. Your AC is trying to send more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the inner workings of the system.

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 adequately transport the air through the coil and things 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 totally.
  • 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 open.
  • East Syracuse has most experienced HVAC technicians at Falso Service Experts, call now and set up your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is a situation that should be addressed by AC pros. 

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 an expert diagnosis of the individual problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Falso Service Experts at today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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