Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Buffalo. 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 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 issue.
If your air conditioner ices over, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil could freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to push more cold air through the coil 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 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 properly move 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 is covered in 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 all the way.
- View 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 cleared off.
- Buffalo has most experienced HVAC technicians at Sunbeam 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 addressed by AC experts.
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 system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Sunbeam at 716-427-6807 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.