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 Voorhees. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think 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 freeze. 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 address the problem.

If your air conditioner freezes up, the area to focus on 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 system is trying to force more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the key parts of your AC.

If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a shortage of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to completely 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 feeling good again in no time.

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner completely.
  • Check other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Ensure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are open.
  • Voorhees has most experienced HVAC technicians at Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and set up 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 a professional diagnosis of the specific problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to repair the problem. Call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 856-310-4824 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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