Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months in Columbus. Unfortunately, it’s possible 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. Keep reading 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 area to focus on 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 push more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could cause damage to the components of the air conditioner. 

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

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner all the way. 
  • Look at other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Ensure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are open. 
  • Columbus has most experienced HVAC technicians at Stevenson Service Experts, 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 professionals.  

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 a professional diagnosis of the individual problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to repair the problem. Call Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now. 

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