Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hottest times of the year in Columbus. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common 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. Keep reading to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the problem.
If your air conditioner ices over, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil could 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 accumulate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the inner workings of your AC.
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 parts 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 working properly and is covered in 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 all the way.
- 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 free of debris.
- Columbus has most experienced HVAC technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and schedule 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 pros.
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 quick and accurate diagnosis of the individual problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Service Experts at 614-334-3192 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.