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Explaining the Ice on Your AC

Have you noticed that there is ice starting to collect inside of your air conditioner? Maybe the thought occurred to you that this was a good thing. After all, ice is created by extremely cooled air. The reality though is different. Yes, ice is created when the air is cooled down by a lot. But it isn’t a good sign when your system creates it.

Ice collecting in your air conditioner is actually an indicator that you need air conditioner repair in Charlottesville, VA. This situation can be created by several different issues within the system, all of which our team can help with.

Read on to learn more or call today to book a repair.

The Causes of an Iced-Over Air Conditioner

If ice starts to collect inside of your air conditioner, it is a sign that the system is having trouble correctly cooling the air. This can be caused by problems such as:

  • Reduced airflow through the system: The airflow going through your air conditioner needs to be strong and steady. If there is something hindering that airflow, your AC may not be able to absorb enough heat to keep things running properly. This is bad news since the refrigerant in your systems needs to absorb heat in order to create cool air to pump through your home.
  • A leak in the refrigerant line: Do you have a refrigerant leak? If so, it can reduce the cooling in your AC and lead to ice collecting on its evaporator coil. This is because, rather than cooling the air that flows through your home, the AC will only have the ability to cool the line and any moisture or debris on it.
  • A dirty evaporator coil: Another problem that can lead to ice building up on the evaporator coil is when the coil becomes coated with dirt and debris. This will hinder the transfer of heat from the flow of air and into the refrigerant supply. This can reduce the amount of cool air your air conditioner can create and will also lead to ice building up in it.

Resolving an Icy AC

Getting to the core issue that is causing the ice to collect in the air conditioner is the best way to resolve this problem. However, unless this issue is created because of reduced airflow hindered by a dirty air filter, you’ll need a professional to get the problem fixed.

A professional technician on our team can identify the main cause and get it resolved in a short amount of time. We can clean a dirty coil, find and patch a refrigerant line leak, or find any other issue that is leading to your AC getting too cold. Our technicians have the expertise that will allow us to get your air conditioner up and running again in short order.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioner to get your air conditioner back in prime condition

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