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 hottest times of the year 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 issue.

If your air conditioner ices over, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil might freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. Your AC is trying to send more cold air through the space 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 your AC.

If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a low level of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to properly push 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 running 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 all the way.
  • Look at other areas of your system 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, 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 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 specific problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Neal Harris Service Experts at 816-787-0500 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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