Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze in the Summer?

June 30, 2015

Your home’s central air conditioner works hard to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months in Canada. Unfortunately, it’s possible for your air conditioner to become overworked, potentially restricting the airflow to your home. As warm as it may be outside, your air conditioner can actually freeze. If this has happened to your air conditioner, don’t panic. Read on to find out why an air conditioner freezes and if you should schedule air conditioner service to deal with the problem.

If your air conditioner ices over, the area to focus on is the evaporator coil within the condenser unit. There are two possible reasons the coil may freeze. First, the airflow through the coil is restricted. The air conditioner is trying to force more cold air through the space than it can handle and therefore frost starts to concentrate on the system and slow the process even more. Eventually the frozen water may cause damage to the inner workings of your AC.

If this is not the case, a frozen AC may be due to a low level of refrigerant. Similarly, if this is the case, there simply isn’t enough “juice” to completely move the air through the coil and parts start to freeze up, giving your air conditioner a layer of ice and keeping your home from receiving the cool air it needs.

If your air conditioner has stopped working properly and has developed a layer of frost or ice, don’t worry. Follow these simple steps and your home will be properly cooled again in no time.

  • Go to the thermostat and turn off your air conditioner all the way.
  • Check other areas of your AC through which air flows to make sure air is not restricted. Make certain your air filters are clean and all the registers and vents are cleared off.
  • Canada has most experienced HVAC technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, call now and arrange your air conditioner service. Whether your air conditioner is low on refrigerant or the evaporator coil is restricted, this is a situation that should be taken care of by AC experts. 

Now find a good cool spot in front of the fan and wait for your technician to show up. They will be able to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of the specific problem with your air conditioner and let you know what kind of air conditioner service you will need to remedy the problem. Call Service Experts at 866-397-3787 today or go online to make your air conditioner service appointment now.

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