Protect an air conditioning system just by looking out for the main causes of freeze
Is it easy to know that an air conditioning system is freezing up, even if the ice can’t be seen? Yes! Simply, keep your hand over a supply register and if you feel minimal airflow, it means having a frozen air conditioner. Now what to do? If such a thing happens in Deltona, Heathrow, Lake Helen, Lake Mary, Osteen and Orange City don’t panic. Just give Air current a call immediately, so that we can get to the root of the problem and prevent it from occurring again in the future. For 30 years, our experts have served homeowners in and around Florida with installation and repairs services.
3 main causes of the freezing of air conditioning system
- Airflow restriction from the system’s vent– If the airflow is obstructed due a dirty air filter, we will end up with a frozen coil. Once frozen, the ice will be an obstruction to the drain hole and as a result, the air conditioner will overcool itself.
- Refrigerant leaks- An air conditioning system can freeze up due to lower pressure inside the system. This allows moisture in the air to freeze as it comes into contact with the coil causing it to freeze up.
- Faulty thermostats- The conditioning system will not function properly if there is any problem in the thermostat, thus, causing freeze-ups.
Troubleshooting an air conditioner that is freezing up: 3 ways
1. Check the filters. If dirty, clean them with a mild, water-based detergent or replace them with new ones. Whatever it is, make sure that there is nothing that is restricting the airflow to the conditioner.
- If the problem is due to refrigeration leaks, just turn off the air conditioner off when the mercury takes a drop and then call a professional technician to repair the leak or else the unit may freeze again.
- Have the thermostat checked out to make sure it is set properly and the batteries as well if your thermostat has them. If not functioning properly, then quickly turn off the unit completely off at the thermostat.
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