Does the air flowing from your supply registers abruptly appear hot? Check the indoor part of your air conditioner. This component is situated within your furnace or air handler, if you rely on a heat pump. If there’s water dripping onto the floor, there may be crystals on the evaporator coil. The AC coil inside the equipment might have frosted over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your residence again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to support you with air conditioning repair in the U.S. backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
First things first—set the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This stops cold refrigerant from flowing to the outdoor compressor, which could damage it and result in a costly repair.
Next, move the fan from “auto” to “on.” This makes hot airflow over the frozen coils to help them thaw faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It could take under an hour or most of the day for the ice to thaw, depending on the amount of the buildup. While you’re waiting, keep an eye on the condensate pan underneath the AC unit. If the drain line is clogged, it could overflow as the ice melts, likely causing water damage.
Not enough airflow is a chief explanation for an AC to frost over. Here’s how to figure out the problem:
If inadequate airflow doesn’t appear to be the trouble, then another issue is causing your AC frost over. If this is what’s happening, just defrosting it won’t repair the issue. The evaporator coil is likely to continually freeze unless you take care of the main symptom. Get in touch with an HVAC professional to check for troubles with your air conditioner, which could include:
When your AC freezes up, contact the ACE-certified Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to repair the issue. We have a lot of experience helping homeowners check their air conditioners, and we’re certain we can get things running again in no time. Contact us at 866-397-3787 to book air conditioning repair in the U.S. with us today.
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