What to Do When Your AC Freezes
During the hot summer months, there is nothing more important than having your air conditioning unit in pristine condition. While there are many causes that can contribute to a frozen AC system, one thing is for sure, it will leave you stuck in the heat. If this happens to your system, here are three steps to get your air conditioner working again.
Check the air filter
When the air filter collects too much debris, it will begin to block the flow of air through the filter, causing the air conditioner to freeze. The air filter can be found by unscrewing the cover over the return vent. If your filter is dirty, a replacement will be easy to find at any home improvement store.
Thaw out your AC
There are two easy steps to thaw out your AC unit. First, the thermostat needs to be switched ‘OFF’ and the fan switched ‘ON’. Once you’ve given the system a few hours to fully defrost, remove any standing water found around the equipment. Next, check the evaporator coil, clean off any debris and dry the coils. It is best to inspect and clean the condensate drain pan, as turning the frozen system off will increase the drippings. To prevent future build-up and to limit odors, place a few condensate pan-cleaning tablets in the condensate pan.
Call the Experts
It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to having cool air in your house throughout the summer heat. If your AC system is on the fritz, call the experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. Their team of HVAC experts will come out to inspect your unit and offer fast and affordable maintenance or servicing for your AC system.Categories: