It’s not uncommon to find ice on the air conditioner in your Avalon Park, Florida, home. An icy AC system is usually associated with dirty components, a lack of airflow, or low refrigerant levels. If you find ice on your system, turn it off. Read on to learn more about the causes and solutions for this issue.
The Air Filter Is Clogged
A clogged air filter is the first thing to look for if there’s ice on your air conditioner. This is the easiest problem to fix. A clogged filter reduces airflow, so the coils don’t have enough warm air blowing over them. You should change your air filter at least once every three months, and more often if you have a lot of dust, dander, and other irritants in your home.
Your Refrigerant Levels are Low
If your air conditioner doesn’t have enough refrigerant, it can’t properly transfer heat, which may cause the evaporator coils to freeze. Your air conditioner doesn’t use up refrigerant, so low levels typically indicate a leak. Our technicians can check your refrigerant levels, detect and repair leaks, and recharge the system for you.
The Evaporator Coils are Dirty
If your evaporator coils are covered in a layer of dust and dirt, the warmth of the air passing over them won’t reach the refrigerant within. This leads to a layer of ice. We’ll clean these coils for you as part of your routine tune-up, which is why it’s important to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year.
The Blower is Malfunctioning
If your blower isn’t providing a steady stream of air over your evaporator coils, they may freeze up. This is one of the more challenging problems you may face. Contact our experienced technicians for a blower repair or replacement.
If you have ice on your air conditioner, we can help. Contact E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat at 407-603-9144 to schedule a repair visit now.
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