Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

June 30, 2015

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hottest times of the year in Jackson. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for your air conditioner to become overworked, and actually restrict the airflow to your home. As toasty as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually become frozen. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Keep reading to find out why this happens and if you should schedule air conditioner service to address the problem.

If your air conditioner ices over, the culprit is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two typical reasons the coil might freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The system is trying to force more cold air through the coil than it can handle and therefore frost starts to build up on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water can cause damage to the inner workings of the air conditioner.

If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a low level of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to properly transport the air through the coil and things start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and preventing your home from receiving the cool air it needs.

If your air conditioner has stopped cooling properly and is covered in frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be feeling good again in no time.

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner totally.
  • Check other areas of your air conditioner through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make certain your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are open.
  • Jackson has most experienced HVAC technicians at Comfortech Service Experts , call now and set up your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is a problem that should be addressed by AC pros. 

Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to arrive. They will be able to make a professional diagnosis of the particular problem with your system and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Comfortech at 601-852-3105 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

Contact Us