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 hottest times of the year in Columbus. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As warm as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually freeze. 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 take care of the problem. 

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

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 push the air through the coil and the coil and the parts around it 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 working properly and shows visible signs 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 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 free of debris. 
  • 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 situation that should be addressed by AC professionals.  

Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to come. They will be able to make a professional diagnosis of the individual problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy 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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