Does the air emitting from your supply registers suddenly seem hot? Look at the indoor component of your air conditioner. This component is situated in your furnace or air handler, if you use a heat pump. If there’s water dripping onto the floor, there could be frost on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the system might have frozen. You’ll need to defrost it before it can cool your residence again.
Here’s what to do. If you can’t get the coil back to normal, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with air conditioning repair in the U.S. that includes a a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
First things first—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This halts chilly refrigerant from going to the outdoor compressor, which could hurt it and result in an expensive repair.
Next, move the fan from “auto” to “on.” This makes warm airflow over the frozen coils to force them to melt faster. Double check to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t trigger a cooling cycle.
It could take under an hour or most of the day for the ice to thaw, depending on the amount of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, check the condensate pan below the AC unit. If the drain line is blocked, it might cause a mess as the ice melts, possibly creating water damage.
Poor airflow is a main explanation for an AC to frost over. Here’s how to troubleshoot the situation:
If poor airflow doesn’t seem to be the issue, then something else is leading your AC freeze. If this is what’s happening, merely thawing it out won’t fix the issue. The evaporator coil is likely to keep freezing unless you repair the underlying cause. Contact an HVAC technician to check for troubles with your air conditioner, which can include:
The next time your AC freezes up, get in touch with the ACE-certified specialists at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to repair the trouble. We have years of experience helping homeowners check their air conditioners, and we’re certain we can get things operating again quickly. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us right away.
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