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 Long Island. Unfortunately, it’s possible 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 ice over. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Read on to find out why this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the situation.
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. Your AC is trying to send more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could cause damage to the key parts of the air conditioner.
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 transport the air through the coil and things 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 cooling properly and is covered in frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be feeling good 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 open.
- Long Island has most experienced HVAC technicians at Matz-Rightway, call now and schedule your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is a situation that should be taken care of by AC professionals.
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 an expert diagnosis of the individual problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Service Experts at 631-406-9220 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.