If you have an AC unit and it freezes up, it can be both inconvenient and uncomfortable. On the bright side, there are a few steps you can take that should get your air conditioner running again.
1. Turn Off Your AC Unit
You should first turn off the AC unit, but leave the blower on. The blower should be able to help with the defrosting process. If the blower is damaged, it will need to be replaced. A damaged blower won’t provide sufficient airflow in the system, causing it to freeze.
2. Thaw It Out
To do this, you should defrost the unit with the help of the blower. The blower will pull warm air from the room and over the coils warming up the temperatures. Leave the unit overnight or until the ice completely melts.
3. Dry and Clean the Coils
The coils are left wet and should be dried. The blower will continue to dry the coils to prevent freezing, and the system should run normally afterward. It is crucial to regularly maintain the unit to prevent this from happening again.
You should also clean the evaporator coils. Dirty coils will also cause the system to freeze. When dirt builds up on the coils, it prevents them from absorbing heat from the air, allowing the refrigerant to cool too much and causing freezing.
In conclusion, any air conditioning problem should be handled immediately to prevent and avoid further problems. Proper air conditioning can be beneficial in providing humidity and heat control in your home and maintaining a comfortable temperature. These benefits can be taken away if your unit malfunctions or stops working entirely. Home Comfort Solutions serves the Oklahoma City Metro area and provides extensive heating and cooling services. We can install, repair, and maintain your HVAC system, install ductless mini splits, and offer indoor air quality solutions. Many of our clients benefit from our maintenance program, and we can even handle commercial HVAC needs. Visit our website for more information or give us a call today!