Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Rochester. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially 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 an air conditioner freezes and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the problem.
If your air conditioner ices over, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The air conditioner is trying to force more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to accumulate 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 shortage of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to properly transport 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 cooling properly and shows visible signs 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 completely.
- View other areas of your AC 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 open.
- Rochester has most experienced HVAC technicians at Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and schedule 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 pros.
Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to arrive. They will be able to make an expert diagnosis of the specific problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 603-923-4570 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.