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 sweltering summers in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for your air conditioner to become overworked, and actually restrict the airflow to your home. As warm as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually become frozen. 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 deal with the situation. 

If your air conditioner freezes up, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil might freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The air conditioner is trying to force more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the components 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 push 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 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 all the way. 
  • Check other areas of your air conditioner 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 cleared off. 
  • Philadelphia has most experienced HVAC technicians at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning, call now and schedule 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 pros.  

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 quick and accurate diagnosis of the individual problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now. 

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