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 Atlanta. 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. Read on to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the problem.

If your air conditioner ices over, the problem is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil might freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to send more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may 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 adequately 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 running properly and shows visible signs of 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 totally.
  • Check other areas of your AC through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make certain your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris.
  • Atlanta has most experienced HVAC technicians at Peachtree Service Experts, call now and schedule 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 addressed by AC experts. 

Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to arrive. They will be able to make an expert diagnosis of the specific problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Peachtree Service Experts at 678-235-9699 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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