Does the air emitting from your supply registers abruptly feel warm? Inspect the indoor portion of your air conditioner. This piece is housed in your furnace or air handler, if you rely on a heat pump. If there’s water seeping onto the floor, there might be crystals on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the unit might have frosted over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your residence again.
Here’s the things you should do. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to support you with air conditioning repair in the U.S. backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This prevents chilled refrigerant from going to the outdoor compressor, which could damage it and cause a pricey repair.
Next, switch the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces heated airflow over the frozen coils to help them defrost faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It may take less than an hour or most of the day for the ice to thaw, depending on the level of the ice. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan underneath the AC unit. If the drain line is clogged, it could create a mess as the ice melts, likely resulting in water damage.
Bad airflow is a leading explanation for an AC to become frozen. Here’s how to troubleshoot the situation:
If low airflow doesn’t appear to be the issue, then something else is causing your AC freeze up. If this is what’s going on, just thawing it out won’t take care of the problem. The evaporator coil will possibly continually freeze unless you repair the root symptom. Contact an HVAC professional to address problems with your air conditioner, which can include:
When your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified pros at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to repair the situation. We have lots of experience helping homeowners check their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things running again fast. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us right away.
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