What To Do When Your Air Conditioning Freezes
When the summer temperatures in Fort Wayne, Indiana start to heat up there’s really no time for air conditioning problems. A strange trend that HVAC mechanics have been seeing for quite sometime is the issue of air conditioning pipes/units freezing. We’d love to say you’re safe if you own a newer model air conditioner, but unfortunately that’s not the case. Both old and new units have seen this issue. If you’re beginning to notice that your air conditioning unit is not performing as well as usual, you may want to take some time to do a quick AC check. If you find that the pipes to your unit are frozen this is a sure sign that your air conditioner is frozen. Before you panic, take a few steps in order to save your air conditioner, and your pocket book.
- First you will want to turn your unit to the “fan setting.” Turning off the air will cause the compressor to be turned off as well, this helps prevent further damage to the unit. Once the unit starts to cool down, the pipes will begin to unthaw.
- Secondly, you’ll want to call in the professionals from Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning. It is likely that your unit is leaking freon, this can be very dangerous if not cleaned up and fixed promptly. A top of the line heating and cooling company will be able to repair your system to ensure that the air conditioner no longer freezes. Calling a pprofessional for the repair is your best option for not only fixing the problem, but ensuring a repeat won’t occur next year. Continued freezing of the AC unit can lead to irreparable damage, and will you be forced to purchase a brand new air conditioning unit.
To help prevent frozen pipes please remember to have your air conditioning filter changed regularly. Also be sure to turn off your unit on nights that drop below 60 degrees.
Check out this YouTube video to see the sure signs of a frozen air conditioner.