Does the air flowing from your supply registers unexpectedly seem not cold enough? Check the indoor component of your air conditioner. This piece is situated within your furnace or air handler, if you have a heat pump. If there’s water leaking onto the floor, there could be crystals on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the unit may have frosted over. You’ll need to melt it before it can cool your home again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist you with air conditioning repair in West Palm Beach that includes a a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
Step 1: Turn the Air Conditioning Off and the Blower On
To get started—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This prevents chilled refrigerant from moving to the outdoor compressor, which could damage it and cause an expensive repair.
Next, move the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces warm airflow over the frosty coils to help them melt faster. Make sure to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t trigger a cooling cycle.
It might take not more than an hour or the majority of the day for the ice to thaw, depending on the degree of the accumulation. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan under the AC unit. If the drain line is clogged, it can create a mess as the ice melts, possibly resulting in water damage.
Step 2: Pinpoint the Situation
Bad airflow is a prime reason for an AC to frost over. Here’s how to figure out the problem:
- Check the filter. Insufficient airflow through a dirty filter could be the issue. Check and replace the filter once a month or immediately when you observe a layer of dust.
- Open any sealed supply vents. Your home’s supply registers should be open constantly. Closing vents reduces airflow over the evaporator coil, which could result in it freezing.
- Check for blocked return vents. These usually don’t have shiftable louvers, but furniture, rugs or curtains can still cover them.
- Insufficient refrigerant: While airflow restrictions are the most typical suspect, your system may also be low on refrigerant. Depending on its age, it may have Freon® or Puron®. Insufficient refrigerant necessitates pro attention from a certified HVAC specialist. H2: Step 3: Get in Touch with an HVAC Technician at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
If insufficient airflow doesn’t feel like the issue, then something else is causing your AC frost over. If this is what’s occurring, simply letting it melt won’t take care of the issue. The evaporator coil will probably keep freezing unless you repair the main problem. Contact an HVAC technician to look for problems with your air conditioner, which might include:
- Refrigerant leak: AC units keep using refrigerant, so it shouldn’t run out. Insufficient refrigerant signals a leak somewhere. Only a technician can find the leak, repair it, and recharge the air conditioning to the appropriate amount.
- Grimy evaporator coil: If grime builds up on the coil, air can’t reach it, and it’s apt to freeze.
- Broken blower: A faulty motor or unbalanced fan might stop airflow over the evaporator coil.
The next time your AC freezes up, contact the NATE-certified technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the situation. We have years of experience helping homeowners diagnose their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things operating again quickly. Contact us at 561-629-1826 to schedule air conditioning repair in West Palm Beach with us now.
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