Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

June 30, 2015

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months in Kansas City. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think 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. Continue reading this post to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to take care of the problem.

If your air conditioner ices over, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. Your AC is trying to push more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the inner workings of your AC.

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 properly move 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 working properly and shows visible signs 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 completely.
  • Look at 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.
  • Kansas City has most experienced HVAC technicians at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, 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 professionals. 

Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to come. They will be able to make a professional diagnosis of the particular problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

Contact Us