Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Waldorf. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially restricting 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. Keep reading to find out why it has happened and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the problem.
If your air conditioner becomes frozen, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. Your AC is trying to force more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to accumulate on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the components of the system.
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 push the air through the coil and parts 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 cooling 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 totally.
- 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 free of debris.
- Waldorf has most experienced HVAC technicians at A-PLUS 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 arrive. They will be able to make a professional 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 A-PLUS at 301-747-3140 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.