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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?


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While it sounds hard to believe, an air conditioner can actually freeze up under certain circumstances. Cold, rainy weather can freeze parts of your system’s outdoor unit, rendering it unable to function. If left frozen for too long, damage to the system can lead to serious problems that need to be fixed by an expert.

In this post, we’ll look at a few signs that your AC issues are due to frozen system parts and what you can do to get your air conditioner running as it should.

Causes of a Frozen AC Unit

Air conditioners can freeze up, and it can be hard to tell if temperature is the problem. Look for the following issues that could lead to your air conditioner freezing:

  • Clogged air filters: Airflow needs to be clear throughout the AC system to prevent freezing, and clogged air filters will stop that quickly.
  • Low refrigerant levels: Improper refrigerant levels can stop the AC from running correctly and cause issues for your system.
  • Dirty evaporator and condenser coils: Debris and dust can build up on the coils and lead to bad airflow.
  • Damaged air ducts: When air can’t flow properly through the air ducts, the system can freeze up and experience other issues.

These are just a few issues that could lead to your air conditioner having frozen parts. It’s best to call a professional to safely repair the damaged parts and ensure that your AC system can run properly and efficiently once again.

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What To Do if Your AC Freezes Up?

It’s important to resolve a frozen AC system quickly. If left unchecked, vital parts of the air conditioner can break down for good and need replacing. In some circumstances, an entirely new air conditioner may be required. A few things to try to repair your air conditioner include:

  • Replacing your air filters
  • Running your AC for short periods
  • Cleaning your outdoor unit with water
  • Cleaning away debris from around your outdoor unit

If these techniques don’t fix anything with your air conditioner, it’s time to call an expert. Professional HVAC technicians can get to the bottom of the problem fast and perform the proper repairs to your system. Working with an expert, you can rest easy knowing that your air conditioner will work properly again.

Schedule AC Services With Iceberg Home Services

At Iceberg Home Services, we work hard to provide the best HVAC services possible for homes in the greater Orlando area. We treat every client like family, ensuring that your HVAC problems are resolved in a timely manner. Whether your air conditioner has frozen up, your heater has stopped working, or your air quality is subpar, count on our professionals to solve the problem.

Call (863) 223-1849 or contact us online to schedule the air conditioner services you need for your home’s cooling system.

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