Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, it’s more likely than you might think for your air conditioner to become overworked, and actually restrict the airflow to your home. As toasty as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually freeze. 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 address the situation.
If your air conditioner ices over, 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 send more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the outside and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the key parts 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 adequately push the air through the coil and things 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 comfortable and cool again in no time.
- Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner completely.
- View other areas of your system through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Ensure your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are open.
- Philadelphia has most experienced HVAC technicians at Stallion Heating Plumbing 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 a problem that should be dealt with by AC professionals.
Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to show up. They will be able to make an expert diagnosis of the individual problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Service Experts at 215-278-9690 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.