Posted on: May 28, 2019
There are a number of important elements within your AC unit. The coils found on your air conditioner help with the movement of condensed water. If there is a problem with your unit, the coils may freeze, which prevents water movement that can completely shut down your AC.
It’s always a good idea to perform general AC maintenance on your system. These routine inspections will help your system operate with maximum efficiency and avoid extensive damage later on.
There are several signs of a potentially frozen evaporator coil. These signs include:
If your air conditioner coils have frozen, try these three AC troubleshooting tips:
One reason why your coils might freeze is if gunk and other debris forms around them. This essentially insulates the coil, which causes the cold fluid running through it to lower the colder temperature and then freeze. If you take advantage of annual AC maintenance from a service provider such as Airco Service, you’ll avoid this problem.
If you haven’t had maintenance and want to clean the coils yourself, access your AC unit and clean any dust that has settled in the area. You can also purchase an evaporator coil cleaner solution (You can likely find something at your local home improvement store.).
Spray the evaporator coils with this solution. It will help break up and loosen debris that is stuck to the coils. Then take a cloth to the coil; the gunk should come off easily.
If you have a problem with the refrigerant on your AC there isn’t much you can do on your own. It runs on a closed system (in most cases), so you shouldn’t ever need to replace the refrigerant. If you think the refrigerant is low, it means there is a leak somewhere. If you attempt to run the AC with low refrigerant, it will place additional strain on the system (including the coils), which may cause ice to form. If your unit’s refrigerant is low, you need to contact professional.
One reason your coils freeze might be because of an airflow problem. You need constant airflow due to the cold liquid movement. There are a number of reasons why this might happen:
Inspect the areas around the coil, clean any debris, and make sure the filter is the correct size. If this doesn’t work, call Airco Service, 918.252.5667.
If you have performed these three tips and your AC coils are still frozen, you need to contact the team at Airco Service. The problem may be more substantial than you think.
Whatever the situation, Airco Service will perform the necessary inspection and repair to not only correct the issue but offer AC maintenance to help safeguard your unit from future problems.