During the summer months, your AC unit is working overtime to keep your home at a cool and comfortable temperature. One common problem that you may encounter with your AC this summer is a frozen AC. An air conditioner freezes when the evaporator coil inside the unit freezes. This can happen due to airflow restriction caused by dirty or clogged air filters, closing off supply or return vents, etc.
When an evaporator coil freezes, it cannot properly transfer heat outside of your home, therefore the coil cools itself to the point of freezing. However, there are ways to fix this problem. Read on to learn about the solutions to a frozen AC unit.
First, turn off your unit completely at the thermostat. Never attempt to thaw out the unit by turning your thermostat up to a higher temperature. Once you are sure your air conditioning unit is turned off, check your air filters, and replace them, if needed. Next, make sure all registers and vents are clear and unblocked from furniture, drapes, etc. If you find that there is a refrigerant leak, it is time to call a professional to come and repair your unit.
If you suspect a problem with your AC unit this summer, call Airtech today to schedule an appointment.