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 Columbus. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially restricting the airflow to your home. As warm as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually freeze. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Read on to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the situation. 

If your air conditioner freezes up, the area to focus on 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. The air conditioner is trying to push more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to accumulate on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could 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 properly move the air through the coil and parts start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and stopping 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 feeling good again in no time. 

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner totally. 
  • Look at other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Ensure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris. 
  • Columbus has most experienced HVAC technicians at Stevenson Service Experts, call now and set up 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 arrive. They will be able to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of the specific problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to repair the problem. Call Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now. 

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