Summer’s coming (as hard as it is to believe right now) and here's an often cited scenario with the average your city
area homeowner: They’re sitting in their house, minding their own business, having a bowl of popcorn and watching Netflix, when all of a
sudden – that distant awful sound; drip... drip...
drip. They glance over to see the dog licking at a puddle that's gradually forming on
the bathroom floor. In a flash: Anxiety, stress, and that “how
much will this cost?” feeling. How did the leak start?; water heater, leaky
toilet, shower, faucet? Nope – the air
conditioning equipment may be frozen. But, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers hope.
How Air Conditioners Freeze
The evaporator coil is the component of a central A/C
unit that actually freezes. This component of the air
conditioner transfers (evaporates) heat from the inside to the outside of your
your city area home. The two main
reasons why the evaporator coil may
1. Airflow restriction, or
2. Insufficient refrigerant
the ending effect is that the air conditioner's evaporator
coil cannot operate to properly transfer heat, and in essence 'overcools'
itself. The net effect of this super-cooling is
condensation (that's water formation), and finally
ice forms from that condensation as it cools below the freezing point. Yep, the A/C transformed into an old-school icebox.
What Should You Do When Your A/C Freezes?
1. Turn the unit completely off at the thermostat,
and don’t try to thaw
the system by increasing the temperature at the thermostat. Just make
sure the A/C system is completely OFF.
2. Confirm that there is nothing restricting the airflow to the
system. Replace the furnace or air
handler's filter along with any return air
filters. Open all the registers completely and ensure that
they are not obstructed by furniture or drapes.
3. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The air conditioning system needs to be inspected by a NATE-certified professional to ensure there are no refrigerant leaks or damage
to the equipment. Simply schedule a Performance Inspection or Repair Diagnostic online, or call to talk to a live body right away.
Your technician will diagnose the
situation and how to avoid the issue from occurring
in the future. If a leak
is present (and that is rare, but possible),
the leak has to be repaired or the unit will probably