Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Columbia. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, and actually restrict 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. Read on to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the problem.
If your air conditioner becomes frozen, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil may 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 accumulate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the key parts of your AC.
If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a low level of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to properly 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 running properly and shows visible signs of 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.
- Check 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 cleared off.
- Columbia has most experienced HVAC technicians at Midland Air 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 an issue that should be taken care of 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 an expert 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 Midland Air at 803-399-7208 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.