Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months in Houston. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially 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 issue.
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. Your AC is trying to push more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the components of the air conditioner.
If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a lack 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 stopping 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. Ensure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are free of debris.
- Houston 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 problem 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 a professional diagnosis of the specific problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to fix the problem. Call Service Experts at (713) 352-7887 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.