Does the air coming from your supply registers suddenly feel warm? Inspect the indoor portion of your air conditioner. This component is housed in your furnace or air handler, if you have a heat pump. If there’s water leaking onto the floor, there could be ice on the evaporator coil. The AC coil inside the system might have frosted over. You’ll need to defrost it before it can cool your residence again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil frost-free, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with air conditioning repair in the U.S. backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This prevents cold refrigerant from going to the outdoor compressor, which could damage it and result in a costly repair.
Next, switch the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces warm airflow over the frosty coils to force them to thaw faster. Remember to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It could take under an hour or the better part of a day for the ice to defrost, depending on the level of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan under the AC unit. If the drain line is clogged, it might cause a mess as the ice melts, possibly resulting in water damage.
Bad airflow is a main explanation for an AC to freeze up. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the issue:
If inadequate airflow doesn’t appear to be the trouble, then another issue is causing your AC frost over. If this is what’s going on, simply defrosting it won’t fix the issue. The evaporator coil will possibly keep freezing unless you repair the main cause. Call an HVAC technician to look for issues with your air conditioner, which may include:
When your AC freezes up, get in touch with the ACE-certified techs at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to fix the situation. We have lots of experience helping homeowners troubleshoot their air conditioners, and we’re confident we can get things running again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us right away.
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