Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in West Chester. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially 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. Keep reading to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the issue.
If your air conditioner freezes up, the culprit 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 concentrate on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could 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 move 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 properly cooled again in no time.
- Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner all the way.
- Check other areas of your AC 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 open.
- West Chester has most experienced HVAC technicians at Wesley Wood 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 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 AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Wesley Wood at 484-401-7577 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.