You can feel it; something’s not right. Your room or building has become inexplicably warm, and you don’t have any air coming out of the registers. Upon investigation, you discover the air conditioner filter is wet and drippy, but the biggest clue is this: your AC unit coils are covered in ice.
It’s official. You’ve got frozen air conditioner issues, and if you ignore it, they won’t go away.
Shut Off the Air Conditioning
Even if you didn’t see ice on the coils, if you suspect your unit is frozen, shut it down and unplug. One hapless homeowner thought the way to effectively shut off the unit was to turn up the thermostat. Yes, it eventually stopped running, but the compressor was damaged beyond repair by that time.
Call Your HVAC Professional
If the system is frozen because of refrigerant leakage, it’s necessary for an HVAC professional to repair the leak because it poses an environmental hazard and a risk to you and your family. Make the call as soon as possible.
What You Can Do
After calling your HVAC company, you can do a few things to help the situation. For example, clean up drips and water accumulation. You may even need to use a wet vac to suction water from the air ducts. While waiting for your HVAC team, check the air registers and vents; perhaps you have closed too many of them, or there are obstacles blocking the vent’s air flow.
- Don’t touch the coils; you might accidentally damage them. You can melt the ice accumulation on the coils with a blow dryer.
Frozen Fix for Northeast Texas
Frozen air conditioner issues are not uncommon in Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball and surrounding communities, where Texas’ summer is the longest season! Bradbury Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning offers complete HVAC service and maintenance. We also want to share tips to keep your AC unit running efficiently, saving you money and sustaining energy for our planet.
Call 281-651-5484, 936-271-2030 or contact Bradbury Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning before you have frozen air conditioner issues.