Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hottest times of the year in Wheeling. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially restricting the airflow to your home. As hot 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 this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the problem.
If your air conditioner freezes up, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The air conditioner is trying to send more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the components of the air conditioner.
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 completely push the air through the coil and things start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and preventing your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped running properly and is covered in frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be properly cooled again in no time.
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 particular problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Comfort Masters Service Experts at 847-250-6729 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.
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