What Makes Your AC Condenser Freeze?
There Are Some Common Reasons Why This Happens
Change Your HVAC Filter Regularly
A dirty filter is a major cause of a frozen up AC condenser outside. This happens when the filter does not effectively remove contaminants from the system, preventing it from functioning properly. The poor airflow results in a system that works too hard to transfer heat outside, causing the condenser coil to freeze. If this isn’t taken care of quickly, repairing or replacing your highly prized air conditioning unit can easily become a very costly expense. To avoid such an occurrence, make sure you regularly inspect and change your filters in accordance with manufacturer instructions. Keep an eye on your filter that needs to be changed for your home. Do you have pets, and are there many people living there with you? Changing your filter once a month is recommended. Doing so will help ensure your AC runs efficiently and won’t cause surprises!
A Dirty Evaporator Coil
Having a dirty evaporator coil can be disastrous for your air conditioning system. Not only will it reduce the efficiency of your AC unit and force you to use more energy, but it can also cause major breakdowns over time. A dirty evaporator coil will cause air not to flow properly through the unit and heat to build up in one area – leading to motor failure. Furthermore, dirt and debris buildup can lead to clogged coils and frozen lines that won’t allow coolant fluid to reach the intended area – causing the system to shut down completely until the problem is fixed. Taking preventative action by regularly checking your evaporator coil will help avoid these costly issues and keep your AC running all summer smoothly.
Obstructed Air Vents
Obstructed air vents are often overlooked but can cause serious problems in any home or building. Obstructions in a designated air system can lead to reduced airflow and circulation, decreased ventilation, and diminished indoor air quality. Poor air circulation due to blocked vents puts people at risk of stale and stagnant air quality, which may aggravate respiratory illnesses, skin irritations, eye irritation, and even headaches. Additionally, improper airflow caused by clogged vents leads to condensation buildup, increasing moisture in the living space and encouraging mold growth. To ensure the efficient running of an HVAC system, these obstructions should be identified and addressed before any health or safety issues arise from decreased ventilation.
A Refrigerant Leak
An HVAC refrigerant leak can be an issue that needs to be addressed immediately. A leak in the system can cause a number of problems, including reduced air conditioning performance, higher energy costs, and possible damage to components. Refrigerant powers the evaporator coil within the HVAC unit; if it is not within certain ranges, then the efficiency of your system decreases. Without enough refrigerant in the system, ice may build up, as well as restricted airflow causing increased wear and tear on parts. If a refrigerant leak goes untreated for too long, it can lead to greater efficiency losses or complete malfunctioning. In order to avoid potential issues from arising, people should have regular maintenance checks done by certified installers to ensure their systems are functioning properly.
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At Texas Pride Heating & Air, we understand the importance of taking care of your heating and air systems. That’s why we have created our BlueBonnet Club, which allows you to enjoy two comprehensive maintenance visits a year and discounts on any necessary repairs. With regular cleaning and maintenance checks, you can rest assured that your system will remain in top shape throughout the year while saving time and money with our discounts. Join the BlueBonnet Club today and start enjoying our easy-to-use services!