Does the air flowing from your supply registers unexpectedly seem not cold enough? Look at the indoor part of your air conditioner. This piece is located inside your furnace or air handler, if you have a heat pump. If there’s water leaking onto the floor, there might be frost on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the system might have frosted over. You’ll need to defrost it before it can cool your house again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil back to normal, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to assist you with air conditioning repair in the U.S. upheld by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This stops chilled refrigerant from moving to the outdoor compressor, which could harm it and result in an expensive repair.
Next, move the fan from “auto” to “on.” This makes heated airflow over the frosty coils to make them defrost faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It can take under an hour or the majority of the day for the ice to melt, depending on the degree of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan underneath the AC unit. If the drain line is obstructed, it can spill over as the ice melts, possibly creating water damage.
Not enough airflow is a main cause for an AC to frost over. Here’s how to figure out the situation:
If poor airflow doesn’t appear to be the issue, then another problem is causing your AC frost over. If this is what’s going on, just defrosting it won’t repair the problem. The evaporator coil will probably keep freezing unless you fix the root symptom. Get in touch with an HVAC tech to look for issues with your air conditioner, which might include:
When your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified techs at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to repair the issue. We have a lot of experience helping homeowners diagnose their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things running again fast. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to book air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us now.
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