Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Columbus. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly 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. Read on to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to take care of the issue. 

If your air conditioner ices over, the problem 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 condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could cause damage to the components of the air conditioner. 

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 properly 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 stopping 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 comfortable and cool again in no time. 

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner totally. 
  • View other areas of your air conditioner through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make sure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris. 
  • Columbus has most experienced HVAC technicians at Stevenson Service Experts, 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 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 an expert 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 Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now. 

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