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 Fort Wayne. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As warm 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 take care of the situation.

If your air conditioner ices over, the area to focus on 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 force more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the key parts of your AC.

If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a shortage of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to properly transport the air through the coil and the coil and the parts around it 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 running properly and has developed a layer of frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be properly cooled again in no time.

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner totally.
  • Check other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make sure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris.
  • Fort Wayne has most experienced HVAC technicians at Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 taken care of by AC experts. 

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 specific problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts at today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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