What To Do About a Frozen AC
It’s confusing, we know. You could cook an egg on the sidewalk outside but your air conditioning unit looks like Elsa’s ice castle.
No matter the weather, an air conditioning unit freezing over is actually a common problem and there are really only two causes: a clogged filter or a refrigerant leak.
Let’s take a closer look at the reasons for a frozen unit – and the solutions.
Cool Coil Causes
There are two major reasons that your AC unit is cold to the touch. And the way to fix them are just as different. You might be able to take care of it at home, but if you have any concerns or issues, call one of our expert technicians in the Phoenix area to come take a look; you can book an appointment by calling 623-853-1482.
- A Clogged Filter
If it’s been a while since you’ve changed your AC filters, that’s the first thing to check. Turn off your unit but keep the fan running for at least an hour to defrost the coil. Look up your AC unit online and follow the instructions to change the filter.
- A Refrigerant Leak
Now if your filter is squeaky clean, you are looking at a bigger problem than no cool air. You’ll need to contact a professional to fix your issue – if you catch it in time you can avoid having to replace the entire system! Your expert technician will find the leak and make the necessary repairs.