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 hot summer months in Tempe. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for your air conditioner to become overworked, and actually restrict the airflow to your home. As toasty as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually freeze. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Continue reading this post to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the situation.
If your air conditioner freezes up, 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. Your AC is trying to push more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the outside 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 completely move the air through the coil and things 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 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.
- Check other areas of your air conditioner 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.
- Tempe has most experienced HVAC technicians at Orangutan Home Services, call now and arrange 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 experts.
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 a professional diagnosis of the specific problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Orangutan Home Services at 602-906-0111 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.