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 hot summer months in Edmonton. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As warm as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually become frozen. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Continue reading this post to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to take care of the situation.

If your air conditioner ices over, the area to focus on is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil might freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to force more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the inner workings 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 things start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and keeping your home from receiving the cool air it needs.

If your air conditioner has stopped working properly and has developed a layer of 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 all the way.
  • View other areas of your AC 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.
  • Edmonton has most experienced HVAC technicians at Rob's Albertan 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 an issue that should be taken care of by AC pros. 

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 individual problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts at 780-800-9047 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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