Does the air coming from your supply registers unexpectedly seem not cold enough? Look at the indoor component of your air conditioner. This piece is located inside your furnace or air handler, if you use a heat pump. If there’s water leaking onto the floor, there might be crystals on the evaporator coil. The AC coil inside the system might have frosted over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your house again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil frost-free, Peachtree Service Experts is here to help with air conditioning repair in Atlanta upheld by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This stops chilled refrigerant from going to the outdoor compressor, which could harm it and result in a pricey repair.
Next, switch the fan from “auto” to “on.” This makes hot airflow over the frozen coils to make them melt faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It can take not more than an hour or most of the day for the ice to melt, depending on the degree of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan underneath the AC unit. If the drain line is obstructed, it can spill over as the ice melts, possibly creating water damage.
Bad airflow is a leading cause for an AC to become frozen. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the situation:
If poor airflow doesn’t appear to be the issue, then another issue is leading your AC freeze. If this is what’s going on, simply defrosting it won’t repair the trouble. The evaporator coil will probably keep freezing unless you fix the main symptom. Call an HVAC pro to look for issues with your air conditioner, which might include:
The next time your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified specialists at Peachtree Service Experts to repair the issue. We have years of experience helping homeowners diagnose their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things working again fast. Contact us at 678-235-9699 to get air conditioning repair in Atlanta with us now.
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