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 hottest times of the year in Fort Worth. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think 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 this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to take care of the problem.

If your air conditioner ices over, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil could freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to force more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the inner workings 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 completely transport the air through the coil and parts 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 cooling properly and is covered in 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. Ensure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are cleared off.
  • Fort Worth has most experienced HVAC technicians at Calverley 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 addressed by AC experts. 

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 repair the problem. Call Calverley Service Experts at 817-380-5647 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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