Other than a cold glass of water on a hot, humid day, not many things are more refreshing than walking into your home when it has been cooled down by the air conditioner. If you feel like your A/C isn’t working quite like it should, it could be because it’s frozen.
But how can it freeze on such a warm day? Here are some probable causes:
- Low refrigerant—Your system may have a refrigerant leak, causing ice to build up on the coils.
- Improper airflow—Your system can basically suffocate, leading humidity to collect on the coils and causing the system to freeze.
- Mechanical failures—A malfunctioning blower or a blocked air filter can also cause ice to build up on your system.
- Running too often—Using your air conditioner when temperatures outside are below 62 degrees can lead too a frozen system.
These are four common reasons you may experience ice buildup on your system. If you believe you may have an AC problem, contact your local HVAC repair company to get the problem straightened out.