It is miserable when your AC stops working, and summer isn’t quite over yet. There are a number of things that can go wrong with your AC unit that would cause it to stop working. The problem that we are here to talk about today is ice forming on the unit. Your AC unit doesn’t create ice to work properly. In fact, if there is ice anywhere on your unit, it most definitely means that you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about the different reasons you may be seeing ice form on your AC unit.
Dirty Air Filter
The filter in your AC unit is essential to keeping it working right. If there is a clog or your filter is dirty, the unit won’t be getting the airflow that it needs to function properly. This is one of the first things that you should check if you run into ice on your AC unit.
Most people understand that you need a certain amount of refrigerant in your unit to keep it running properly. What many people don’t understand is that you shouldn’t be needing to replace the refrigerant in your unit often. This is located in a closed system which means that it is cycled through and used over and over again. You don’t use it up. If you have low refrigerant, it is because there is a leak somewhere that needs to be fixed. When you have low refrigerant levels, it can definitely cause ice to start to form on the unit.
Dirty Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coils inside your unit need to be cleaned annually to make sure they can do their job. This is usually done every year when you have your routine AC maintenance appointment in the spring. Mold or dust can accumulate on the evaporator coils and work as an insulator. This doesn’t allow the heat that is necessary inside the unit to bring the temperature down which could lead to ice.
Broken AC Blower Fan
The blower fan is necessary in keeping the temperature just right inside your unit as well. If the blower fan isn’t bringing the warm air into the unit to get cooled, it is going to cause problems like ice formation. Air circulation is a crucial part of your unit running properly, so if you have a problem with the blower fan, it can lead to complete failure.
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Anytime you notice that there is ice forming anywhere on your unit, it is a good indication that you need to have someone from Hal Mechanical come and take a look at it. We will be able to diagnose the problem and come up with a workable solution so that you can enjoy cool air inside your home again. Our team of qualified professionals will solve your AC problems no matter how big or small. Call us today!