It’s the middle of July. The temps are hitting 3 digits. The last thing in the world you would expect to see is your air conditioning frozen solid!
This is a very common problem and something you might be able to troubleshoot yourself. If not you may need to have a HVAC professional come troubleshoot your system and make the necessary repairs. If you’re dealing with a frozen A/C unit, the first thing to do it turn it off.
- Check and make sure your fan is working correctly. If the fan isn’t blowing out air like it should, that means that the cool air is confined within the unit and is the cause of the A/C unit freezing up. This is something you need to have your HVAC professional come repair.
- Check the refrigerant levels in you’re A/C system. If there isn’t enough coolant, the coil will become too cold and cause the unit to freeze. This is another repair that you will need a HVAC technician to take care of.
- Replace dirty air filters! There are many reasons to keep your air filters clean. Dirty filters can impede the air flow and again cause your coil to get too cold and freeze.
- Check your thermostat. Don’t keep your air conditioner running all night when it’s cooler out. It can cause your unit to freeze up. In some cases your thermostat could be broken and cause your AC system to run all night.
At A/C Max we fix all types of HVAC issues, including AC freeze ups. We know that the summers in Southeast Texas can be extremely hot so we can respond quickly for repairs. Your indoor comfort and our customer service experience is very important to us. Please contact us for more information on HVAC products, repairs and new equipment installations.