Does the air flowing from your supply registers abruptly appear warm? Look at the indoor portion of your air conditioner. This piece is housed in your furnace or air handler, if you have a heat pump. If there’s water leaking onto the floor, there could be ice on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the unit could have frozen over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your house again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with air conditioning repair in the U.S. upheld by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To begin—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This halts chilly refrigerant from flowing to the outdoor compressor, which could harm it and cause an expensive repair.
After that, move the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces warm airflow over the frosty coils to help them thaw faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It could take not more than an hour or the majority of the day for the ice to defrost, depending on the degree of the ice. While you’re waiting, check the condensate pan below the AC unit. If the drain line is blocked, it could overflow as the ice melts, possibly causing water damage.
Poor airflow is a primary explanation for an AC to become frozen. Here’s how to troubleshoot the issue:
If low airflow doesn’t seem to be the trouble, then another problem is making your AC freeze up. If this is the case, simply letting it melt won’t repair the problem. The evaporator coil will possibly freeze again unless you fix the underlying problem. Get in touch with an HVAC tech to look for issues with your air conditioner, which might include:
When your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified techs at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to fix the trouble. We have lots of experience helping homeowners troubleshoot their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things working again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us today.
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