Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately, it’s possible 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. Read on 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 area to focus on is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil could freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. Your AC is trying to push more cold air through the condenser than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the key parts 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 push the air through the coil and the coil and the parts around it start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and preventing your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped running 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 completely.
- Check other areas of your AC 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 free of debris.
- Fort Lauderdale has most experienced HVAC technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 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 a professional 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 954-736-4314 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.