Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Gainesville. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think for your air conditioner to become overworked, possibly restricting the airflow to your home. As hot as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually become frozen. 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 take care of the problem.
If your air conditioner becomes frozen, 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 air conditioner is trying to push more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to accumulate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water could cause damage to the components of the air conditioner.
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 adequately push the air through the coil and parts start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and stopping your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped cooling 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 system 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 cleared off.
- Gainesville has most experienced HVAC technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and arrange 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 particular problem with your AC and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Service Experts at 352-414-4006 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.