Firstly, let us examine this question. Can an freezing AC be fixed? Why yes, in certain circumstances even amidst the hottest summer months an HVAC system can freeze up.
The next question would be, how does an aircon freeze up when it is scorching hot outside? I mean you do not live in Iceland, you live in Florida, one of the warmest countries in the world!
Unfortunately, it is possible for your aircon unit to freeze up. The reason for this could be several things.
In this article, we will examine some of the most common reasons why your AC unit would freeze up and how this can be fixed.
1. Airflow Problems
This is one of the most common reasons why your AC unit would suddenly freeze up. Poor airflow can be caused by damaged air ducts. When these ducts are damaged the warm air battles to flow adequately over the evaporator coils. This in turn will lead to condensation which will become ice. This problem can be fixed by a qualified HVAC technician.
2. An Air Filter that is Dirty
A dirty air filter can be the cause of a lot of HVAC system problems and should ideally be changed at least every two months. The reason for this is that the air filter becomes dirty and clogged causing air not to flow properly through the air filter.
When the air filter is clogged up, ice starts to build up on the evaporator coil causing it to form ice. Prevention is better than cure so make sure that your air filter is clean at all times to prevent the components of your freezing AC unit from freezing up.
3. The Blower Fan
A faulty blower fan can also be the cause of your unit freezing up. When a blower fan is damaged, it will cause bad airflow and cause the coil to freeze up.
Unfortunately, a faulty blower fan needs to be fixed by a qualified HVAC company as it can start to cause problems with the entire cooling and heating system.
4. The Refrigerant Levels are Too Low
Low refrigerant levels or a unit that is leaking refrigerant can cause a build-up of ice on your HVAC system. Low refrigerant levels cause the system to reduce pressure which in turn will cause water to freeze up on the coil.
Ice on Your Outdoor Unit
If ice is building up on or near your outdoor unit, it is important to turn the thermostat off immediately. By turning the thermostat off you will stop the compressor and the refrigerant from getting colder. It is important, however, to leave the fan on so that it can start to melt the ice.
This problem should be corrected by a professional as soon as possible because if it is left for too long it can cause extensive damage to your system.
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