Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

June 30, 2015

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months in Ogden. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As hot 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 take care of the situation.

If your air conditioner becomes frozen, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to push more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the key parts of the system.

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 properly move 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 cooling properly and is covered in frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be comfortable and cool again in no time.

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner totally.
  • View other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make certain your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris.
  • Ogden has most experienced HVAC technicians at Barlow Service Experts, call now and arrange your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is an issue that should be taken care of by AC pros. 

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 specific problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Barlow Service Experts at today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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