A frozen AC is a bad thing because it means that something is wrong with the system. If your AC is frozen, you have probably noticed that it’s either blowing warm to cool air or no air at all. On a hot day, its reduced effectiveness will be more noticeable.
Restricted Air Flow
One of the most common reasons behind a frozen air conditioner is that its airflow is restricted somewhere. You need to maintain at least 3 feet of clearance around the condensing unit, and this includes grass and plants.
A dirty air filter overdue for being changed is another potential cause of restricted airflow. You need to change the air filter every one to three months to prevent your air conditioner from having restricted airflow and other problems.
Refrigerant is a key part of your air conditioner. It circulates through the system and changes from liquid to gas and back to liquid. When there isn’t enough refrigerant, the AC can’t work properly. Moisture gets onto the coils and begins to freeze, creating the ice. Low refrigerant means that there is a leak somewhere, making this problem even more urgent to fix.
Dirt on the coils acts as an insulator, which keeps cold air trapped inside. The cold buildup contributes to your air conditioner freezing. Moist air around the coils also provides an ingredient for ice forming on the AC.
Your air conditioner’s coils become dirty faster when you don’t use an air filter or when you use a low-quality filter. They will also be excessively dirty after going a year without being cleaned. You can hire us for AC maintenance to have your coils cleaned among many other important annual tasks. We thoroughly clean your AC and inspect it for damage during maintenance.
Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC is a factory-authorized dealer that you can trust for quality air conditioning services in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas. We offer repair, maintenance, and installation of all brands of heating and cooling systems. We can also clean, repair, maintain and install ducts. Other available services are blown-in insulation and indoor air quality. Our business was started in 1983 and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Contact us for more information about our services and why we’re right for the job.