Nothing will make you panic more than turning your AC on only to find that it isn’t cooling the air in your home like it should be. When you live in a place that has the extreme summer heat that we do in our area, it is important that you have an AC that can keep your home cool. One of the biggest problems that people report facing with their AC is frozen coils. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about why coils freeze up so you can avoid the problem in the future.
Dirty Evaporator Coils
Many people don’t realize that you should be cleaning your outdoor AC unit every season before starting it up. This is because any dirt that is found on the evaporator coils, the coils the transfer refrigerant to the heat pump, will put extra strain on your entire system and could result in you getting frozen coils. This should be done during routine maintenance on your system.
Your AC unit needs a certain amount of airflow to keep it running well. When air is restricted, you can run into problems like frozen coils. Usually the problem here is a dirty filter. You need to remember to replace your filter regularly to not only avoid frozen coils, but to extend the life of your AC system as well.
AC Refrigerant Problems
The refrigerant that runs through your AC unit, does so in a closed system. This means that you should never have to replace the refrigerant in your unit. Sometimes, you may experience a leaking problem that can leave you low on Freon. If this is the case, you are going to need the help of a professional to help you get your AC back up and running.
AC Freezing Up when Cool Outside
If the outside temperature reaches below 60 degrees, your AC unit will have a hard time running. In fact, you can run into frozen coils if you continue to use the AC when the temperature is too low outside. Keep an eye on what the weather is going to look like and turn off the AC and open the windows when the temperature dips in the 50’s.
Clogged AC Drain Line & Drainage Problems
This is particularly for people who live in humid climates, but when there are high levels of humidity and your drainpipe is clogged, that extra moisture will back up. There is a reason that there is drainage on your AC unit. When that moisture gets too high, it will freeze up your coils.
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If your AC isn’t working and you suspect the coils are frozen, it is important to get to the bottom of the problem. You can count on the heating and cooling experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to help you get your AC back up and running. We know how hot it can get in a home without AC working properly. Call us today!