Frozen Air Conditioner

AC unitA frozen air conditioner is a bizarre but common happening.  It is certainly cause for concern.  Several common problems can cause you to have a frozen air conditioner.  Insufficient air flow can cause the temperature of the system’s evaporator coil to drop below freezing.  Humidity in the air will collect on the coil causing ice to build-up and diminish the system’s cooling capacity.  Dirty air filters, collapsed or obstructed ducts, damaged blower motors and dirt build-up on the evaporator coil – all can seriously impede air flow.  Refrigerant leaks or low levels of refrigerant can cause pressure drops in the air conditioner’s evaporator coil, which allows moisture in the air to freeze and accumulate on the coil.  Once you notice your air conditioner is frozen, turn it off and leave the fan running. Once it is defrosted replace dirty air filters and clean or remove any visible dirt or obstructions.  Then check the air flow.  If it still is not functioning properly it is time to call in a professional such as De Hart Plumbing @ 785-341-4193. Air conditioner freeze ups should be addressed immediately; continued ice accumulation can cause permanent damage to your AC unit and cost a lot more to replace versus repair. De Hart Plumbing, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas and Wamego Kansas.

Share This Post

Explore mOre Blogs

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is on Monday!

Memorial Day is on Monday! For 155 years, Memorial Day has been commemorated. It was first observed as Decoration Day and got its start when

blower wheel servicing
Air conditioning

Blower Wheel Servicing

Blower Wheel Servicing During your annual AC maintenance service, your technician may mention that your blower wheel is dirty and needs serviced. Your blower wheel

Request a Service or Estimate Today!

Fill out the form below to Request a Service or Estimate and have our team help you with your HVAC and Plumbing needs. Web requests are handled during regular business hours Mon-Fri.