AC Froze Up? Now What?

AC Freezing Up | Air Conditioner Repairs | Clogged AC Drains
AZ, Phoenix, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Arizona

There are a number of reasons that can cause your AC unit to freeze up. Air conditioners require unrestricted airflow to keep the area around the cold coil at temperatures above freezing. Warm air recirculated from the home through the return is what keeps the the operating temperature up and prevents the coils from freezing. Without it, condensation builds and AC coils freeze. Dirty air filters and/or closed air registers can impede airflow, it’s a good idea check air filters regularly and make sure the registers have smooth air flow. A freeze-up can also be caused by low refrigerant levels and/or improper fan operation. Low refrigerant levels can actually make the coils run too cold, and a faulty fan prevents air from moving at necessary volumes.

Clogged AC drains and faulty thermostats are also common causes of a freeze ups. In the cooling process, an AC unit collects water condensation in a pan below the unit that drains outside. Sometimes when coils freeze, it causes a blockage of the drain hole in the condensate pan. This can really get messy if your pan overflows and starts flooding into the room or garage. Running an air conditioner with frozen coils can also lead to extensive damage of the AC compressor. This is the most expensive part of an AC unit, and it’s not a repair or replacement expense that anyone is usually prepared for. If your AC isn't running properly and you suspect it may be frozen, it’s probably best to call a certified HVAC technician.

HVAC Repairs - Air Conditioning Unit

Rainforest Plumbing and Air specializes in service and repair for Arizona Mulithousing Communities and commercial properties. We fix all types of HVAC problems for businesses and residents, including AC freeze-ups. We know that the summers in the Phoenix Arizona area can be quite warm… so we respond quickly on any HVAC service call. As a matter of fact, our customers can call us any time day, night or weekend for 24/7 emergency service. As soon as we receive your call, we will quickly dispatch a service technician. Your indoor comfort and air quality is our top concern. Our technicians are both factory trained and certified as well as CrimShield "Crime-Free" certified. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment ensures that you'll be back up and enjoying cool air in no time!

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