Does the air flowing from your supply registers unexpectedly seem not cold enough? Inspect the indoor portion of your air conditioner. This piece is located inside your furnace or air handler, if you rely on a heat pump. If there’s water dripping onto the floor, there might be frost on the evaporator coil. The AC coil within the system might have frozen over. You’ll need to defrost it before it can cool your residence again.
Here’s the steps you should take. If you can’t get the coil defrosted, Strand Brothers Service Experts is here to assist you with air conditioning repair in Austin upheld by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
To get started—move the thermostat from “cool” to “off.” This halts chilly refrigerant from moving to the outdoor compressor, which could harm it and cause a pricey repair.
Next, adjust the fan from “auto” to “on.” This produces heated airflow over the crystallized coils to help them defrost faster. Double check to set the cooling mode to “off” so the air conditioner doesn’t start a cooling cycle.
It can take under an hour or most of the day for the ice to melt, depending on the degree of the buildup. While you’re waiting, watch the condensate pan underneath the AC unit. If the drain line is obstructed, it can spill over as the ice melts, potentially creating water damage.
Poor airflow is a chief cause for an AC to frost over. Here’s how to troubleshoot the situation:
If poor airflow doesn’t appear to be the issue, then another issue is leading your AC freeze. If this is what’s going on, merely thawing it out won’t repair the problem. The evaporator coil will probably freeze again unless you fix the root symptom. Contact an HVAC tech to look for issues with your air conditioner, which might include:
When your AC freezes up, call on the ACE-certified techs at Strand Brothers Service Experts to repair the issue. We have a lot of experience helping homeowners troubleshoot their air conditioners, and we’re sure we can get things running again quickly. Contact us at 512-592-3072 to get air conditioning repair in Austin with us now.
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