Why Is My Air Conditioner Frozen?
There are times you may observe that your air conditioner freezes up after a period of its operation. Once it freezes, it affects the release of cool air and will end up being a big buildup of ice normally seen on the evaporator coil. Ice buildup clogs the ventilation which affects normal airflow.
You will also notice the drain pan with condensation and the room is not getting enough cool air as expected. If this happens, it is time to know the cause and what else would happen – call O’Ryan’s.
Blocked Air Flow
The system’s evaporating coil temperature decreased below freezing point which impedes air flow. Because the coil accumulates humidity — ice build-up happens. Unclean air filters, collapsed or ducts not in their standard size, damages or rusty blower motors, more accumulates dust and dirt on the evaporator coil can contribute to preventing air flow.
Leaks or lower than normal refrigerant can cause decrease of pressure in the evaporator coil; air freeze moisture tends to collect on the coil.
Almost all outdoor air conditioning systems do not work well below a temperature of 60F degrees. This is also true with low temp during the evening — the system will not work properly and freeze-ups can happen.
What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Freezes Up
Frost and ice buildup and is a sure sign that your AC is not functioning properly, an is mostly the first thing homeowner encounters. Freeze up in air conditioners is a condition that should not be taken for granted and must be addressed immediately. Peri stent ice buildup can cause permanent damage to your air conditioner. Defrosting your AC unit should be the first thing to do once you see accumulated ice. After successfully defrosting, check the airflow for dirty filters or any debris on it,. and remove them completely.
Professional Air conditioning Repair Service
If you happen to encounter other AC and refrigeration problems, it is better to call a professional AC technician for repair. Never attempt to fix the problem on your own, as doing so can only do damage. Schedule a service with a reliable air conditioning repair company. They have licensed technicians with all the necessary equipment to repair serious air flow problems and repair refrigerant leaks. While all HVAC equipment should be assessed by a certified technician once a year, an HVAC professional should be the go-to person to call in fixing major issues. By doing so you can prolong the life of your system by a series of precision tune-ups and maintenance.
Also, if you want to replace and install your cooling or heating system, our friendly and experienced HVAC experts know how it’s done right. So please do not hesitate to give us a call now for a free consultation on your air conditioner freeze ups and any other HVAC problems. We are here to help, servicing homes and businesses all week, any time.
Our highly skilled staff will assess your cooling and heating requirements, providing you solutions and options, and assist you in getting high quality home comfort for your family at reasonable rates.