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Why is my air conditioner freezing up?

As summer approaches, we all rely on a trusty AC unit to keep us cool. If you notice that your air conditioner has started to freeze up, it can be frustrating and even start to make your surroundings uncomfortable.

Here are some common reasons your AC may be freezing up!

Blocked Air Flow

One common reason that an AC unit may freeze is a blockage in the air flow. In order to keep the condensate from freezing, your air conditioner needs an appropriate amount of air flowing through it. If your home is having air flow issues, this process can be disrupted, causing it to freeze. To combat this, set monthly reminders to check the status of your air filters and change them as needed. Scheduling regular routine maintenance appointments for your system is also a wise step to ward off AC freeze ups.

Leaking Refrigerant

If you discover that your HVAC unit is leaking Freon or other coolants, you will have a decision to make. First, in order to address this issue, you will need to call a professional. They will be able to examine your unit, identify the real problem, and see if it can be fixed. If your issue has progressed too far, or if your AC unit is very old, you may need to consider getting your air conditioner completely replaced. If you want to avoid a complete replacement, having your coolant refilled is another option, however, this is only a temporary solution. This may a be the tempting route to take but, if you notice that your unit is leaking coolant, it is a good idea to have it looked at by a pro to determine the best long-term course of action.

If you are having problems with a frozen HVAC unit, give us a call at Action Air! We pride ourselves on offering our customers honest, high-quality service. Give us a call at 931-647-8525 today or visit us online to learn more about scheduling a service appointment. One of our knowledgeable technicians will get your AC unit back up and running as soon as possible to keep you cool!

Source:
Angie’s List