Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hottest times of the year in Orlando. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As toasty as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually ice over. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Keep reading to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the situation.
If your air conditioner freezes up, the area to focus on is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The air conditioner is trying to push more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to accumulate on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could cause damage to the components 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 properly push the air through the coil and things start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and preventing your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped working properly and is covered in frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be comfortable and cool again in no time.
- Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner completely.
- Look at other areas of your AC 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.
- Orlando has most experienced HVAC technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and schedule your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is a situation that should be taken care of by AC experts.
Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to come. 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 Service Experts at 407-329-7661 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.