Does the air flowing from your supply registers suddenly appear hot? Look at the indoor part of your air conditioner. This piece is situated within your furnace or air handler, if you use a heat pump. If there’s water dripping onto the floor, there might be crystals on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the equipment might have frosted over. You’ll need to thaw it before it can cool your home again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil back to normal, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to support you with air conditioning repair in the U.S. that includes a a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—switch the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This stops cold refrigerant from going to the outdoor compressor, which could hurt it and lead to a costly repair.
Then, switch the fan from “auto” to “on.” This makes heated airflow over the frosty coils to help them thaw faster. Double check to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t trigger a cooling cycle.
It can take not more than an hour or most of the day for the ice to melt, depending on the degree of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan below the AC unit. If the drain line is obstructed, it may cause a mess as the ice melts, likely causing water damage.
Insufficient airflow is a leading reason for an AC to freeze up. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the issue:
If poor airflow doesn’t seem to be the trouble, then another issue is making your AC frost over. If this is what’s happening, simply defrosting it won’t fix the issue. The evaporator coil will possibly keep freezing unless you take care of the main problem. Get in touch with an HVAC tech to look for troubles with your air conditioner, which might include:
The next time your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified techs at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to take care of the situation. We have a lot of experience helping homeowners check their air conditioners, and we’re confident we can get things working again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to get air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us today.
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