What Causes an AC Condenser Coil to Freeze & What to Do when Unit Freezes Up in Summerlin, NV

The heat of the summer is a great time to get to the pool and take a dip. Other people choose to find other activities outdoors that are fun and full of friends and family. The summer means the kids are out of school and the days are long. The warm weather can be overwhelming which causes people to want to be in the house to try and find a place to cool off. The house can stay cool as long as the air conditioning unit is up to par. Many people choose to have their unit tuned up at the start of the season to look for any repairs that need to be done. This is a great way to allow your unit to last and to not end up with a major problem. One of the problems you might come across this summer is that your coils will start to freeze up. This is not a good thing even though you want the coldest air in your house. This is actually a sign that there is a problem with the unit. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning troubleshoots what could be causing your AC coils to freeze over.

Dirty Air Filters

One of the common reasons that your coils can end up frozen is a simple one. The coils as well as the rest of the unit is not able to work if the right amount of air is not able to flow and circulate. The air goes from the house to the return air and then to the unit. It is then treated so that the heat is out and the cooler air is then sent back through. The problem is that if the air is not flowing properly it can cause the coils to freeze. The filter that is in the house and in front of the return air register needs to be clean and changed out regularly. If it is clogged with debris and dust the air will not be able to flow and this can lead to frozen coils. The easy way to repair this is to have the filters changed and give the unit time to un-freeze the coils.

Clogged AC Drain Lines

The air conditioning unit is creating cool air that is then sent through the house. This will create some level of moisture that is to be expected. The unit has been manufactured with this in mind and that is why there are condensation lines. These lines are there to move the moisture away from the unit and usually send it on the ground. If the lines are clogged or they have become damaged the moisture does not have anywhere to go. This will lead to moisture building around the coils and that will cause them to freeze over.

AC Unit Fan Not Spinning

There is a condenser fan that is part of the unit outdoors that needs to help move the air around the unit. When it is not working or the fan blades are damaged the air is not able to move. This is another reason that the coils can be frozen over and the unit not working. You want to make sure that the fan and the motor is in good shape.

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Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can come out to make sure that your coils are not freezing over and/or troubleshoot any other central air conditioning problems you may be experiencing. Call us today!