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 hottest times of the year in Mint Hill. Unfortunately, it’s possible 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 freeze. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Read on to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the situation.

If your air conditioner becomes frozen, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil might freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The air conditioner is trying to send more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system 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 adequately 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 preventing your home from receiving the cool air it needs.

If your air conditioner has stopped running properly and has developed a layer of frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be properly cooled again in no time.

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner completely.
  • View other areas of your AC 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.
  • Mint Hill has most experienced HVAC technicians at Komfort Air, call now and arrange your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is a problem 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 arrive. They will be able to make a professional diagnosis of the individual problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to repair the problem. Call Komfort Air at today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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