Summer is the hottest season of the year, so seeing ice inside your air conditioner will come as a shock. Even though your AC’s main function is to keep the indoors cool, the unit should not have ice forming inside of it.
Frost buildup is a problem you can’t ignore because it can seriously affect your air conditioner’s performance. Typically created by insufficient airflow that causes the evaporator coil to freeze, it is something that requires professional attention because repairing the issue is a challenging task.
The indoor evaporator coil is a major component of your AC. It’s responsible for helping the refrigerant absorb heat each time warm air passes through the coils. Because of this, the indoor evaporator coil is almost constantly in a cool state. It only tends to freeze up when there’s something interfering with the heat exchange.
Poor airflow is the most common reason why an indoor evaporator coil freezes over. This usually happens when the blower fan has slowed down, the refrigerant levels are low, or the AC filter is dirty. If the problem isn’t addressed immediately or properly, your air conditioner will:
When insufficient airflow causes the coil temperature to drop below freezing, the humidity in the air collects on the coil and freezes. An air filter that is too restrictive, typically because it is dirty, is the most common reason for the frost buildup.
Although it may look cool on a hot summer day, a buildup of ice on the evaporator coil of your AC unit is a sign that something is wrong. When you see ice forming in your air conditioner, contact Air Solutions Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric online or give us a call at (918) 241-2362 and let our certified craftsmen solve your problem. Our company has been in the AC business for more than two decades and offers comprehensive air conditioning services. We have the expertise to work with all types of air conditioners.