Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months 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 hot 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 this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the problem.
If your air conditioner becomes frozen, the area to focus on 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 system 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 shortage of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to completely move 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 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 completely.
- 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 open.
- Voorhees has most experienced HVAC technicians at Atmostemp Service Experts, 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 a problem 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 quick and accurate diagnosis of the particular problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to repair the problem. Call Atmostemp at 856-310-4824 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.