Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the sweltering summers in Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common 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 situation.
If your air conditioner ices over, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two likely reasons the coil might 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 air conditioner and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the components of your AC.
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 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 keeping your home from receiving the cool air it needs.
If your air conditioner has stopped cooling properly and has developed a layer of frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be feeling good again in no time.
- Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner totally.
- Look at other areas of your air conditioner 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.
- Oklahoma City has most experienced HVAC technicians at Gordon's Service Experts, 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 situation that should be addressed by AC pros.
Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to arrive. 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 repair the problem. Call Gordon's at 405-432-2197 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.