Does the air coming from your supply registers abruptly seem hot? Inspect the indoor part of your air conditioner. This piece is situated inside your furnace or air handler, if you have a heat pump. If there’s water seeping onto the floor, there could be frost on the evaporator coil. The AC coil in the equipment might have frosted over. You’ll need to thaw it before it can cool your house again.
Here’s the things you should do. If you can’t get the coil frost-free, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to support you with air conditioning repair in the U.S. upheld by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—switch the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This prevents chilly refrigerant from flowing to the outdoor compressor, which could hurt it and cause a pricey repair.
Next, adjust the fan from “auto” to “on.” This makes warm airflow over the crystallized coils to make them defrost faster. Remember to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t trigger a cooling cycle.
It might take less than an hour or the better part of a day for the ice to defrost, depending on the extent of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, keep an eye on the condensate pan below the AC unit. If the drain line is obstructed, it could cause a mess as the ice melts, potentially resulting in water damage.
Insufficient airflow is a prime cause for an AC to become frozen. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the problem:
If low airflow doesn’t feel like the problem, then something else is making your AC frost over. If this is the case, just letting it melt won’t take care of the trouble. The evaporator coil will probably freeze again unless you repair the main cause. Get in touch with an HVAC specialist to look for issues with your air conditioner, which could include:
If your AC freezes up, get in touch with the ACE-certified Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to fix the issue. We have lots of experience helping homeowners check their air conditioners, and we’re confident we can get things working again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to get air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us now.
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