Why is my air conditioner freezing up?
In the summer, we want a cool house to come home to after a long day at work or a weekend away with family and friends. The last thing you expect is your air conditioner to freeze up causing warm air flow throughout your home. It’s a serious issue that needs to be taken care of before causing irreversible damage to your condenser. A frozen air conditioner if left alone can cost you thousands in the long run.
Here are signs your evaporator coil has frozen up:
- Sudden decrease in condenser performance
- Unusually warm temperatures in the home
- Continuously running system
- Ice build up on outdoor refrigerant line
- Unusual condensation in drainage pan or from lines
- Ice build up inside the unit on evaporator coil
What causes these problems?
- Dirty or blocked evaporator coil
- Refrigerant leak
- Unusually low outdoor air temperatures
- Too-low of setting on thermostat at night
- Blocked drainage pipe
All of these issues can be potentially serious, it’s best to call your local HVAC company to help solve the issue instead of troubleshooting the problem on your own. A frozen air conditioner is not something you can fix alone, make the call and save yourself money in the long run.
Give RCM Heating & Cooling of New Lenox a call at 815-485-6525 or visit us online for more information at www.rcmheating.com.