In the Valley-Metro area air conditioning systems keep us cool and comfortable during those hot, muggy summers. On the surface, the appearance of ice or frost on part of the system may not seem like a big deal. It’s supposed to be cold, right? In truth, however, if your air conditioning system keeps freezing, it’s a sign of a significant issue, and getting rid of the ice won’t resolve it. A certified technician can identify the core problem and take the proper steps to remedy it.
Ice usually forms on the evaporator coil or nearby components. When the AC is functioning as it should, refrigerant enters the evaporator coil and moves from a liquid to a gaseous state, cooling the surrounding air. A blower fan then pushes the air into the duct system, where it is distributed throughout the house.
If the refrigerant levels are too low, however, then frost will form on the surface of the coil. Similarly, if the blower isn’t blowing, then the cold air will simply sit around the coil, resulting in a frost build up. You can remove the frost, but if the blower isn’t working or the refrigerant levels are still low, then it will simply build up again. All of this results in lower efficiency (which translates into higher electric bills) and eventually more serious problems as the ice exacerbates wear and tear on the system.
A trained technician can get to the root of the issue quickly. He can pinpoint any leaks and seal them up, then recharge the refrigerant to optimum levels. If the fan isn’t blowing, he can determine if the blower itself is damaged, or if it’s simply not receiving power. Either way, the problem itself is addressed rather than just the symptoms. If your air conditioning system keeps freezing, contact Cooper Climate Control. Our experienced technicians are available in the Valley-Metro area and throughout the surrounding communities. We put customer satisfaction first and will go the extra mile to make sure the issue is resolved. Give us a call and schedule a service appointment today.