If you find that your Spring Hill Fl air conditioning system is not working properly, odds are you will have some concerns. Sticky, humid, hot days are no time for machinery to fail! Let’s say you’ve decided to go have a look at your central air unit, and you’ve found ice forming on the coils inside.
Newsflash – that isn’t normal! That’s a problem, and it ought to be corrected as soon as possible. Ice forming inside your unit is a valid reason to consider calling an AC company in for a look, but we can go over a few things you can check on your own, even if you have no experience.
Important: shut off your air conditioner before doing any inspections or attempting any repairs.
Now, the most common reason you’ll find ice forming is that your refrigerant levels are low. Refrigerant is contained within the coils of your air conditioner, and this liquid coolant is directly responsible for dehumidifying your air and making it colder. It’s also in a closed system, which means that if your levels are low, it probably signifies a leak. Refrigerant leaks are not for the DIY handyman in your life.
Call an air conditioning repair service, and have them come in, do a proper inspection, and refill the refrigerant. Many systems use R-22 refrigerant, but due to environmental concerns, it is now being phased out. If your system uses R22 (and if it was made before 2010 or so, it almost certainly does) you will be able to continue using it, but a system with other problems may be worth replacing.
Still, routine maintenance is far cheaper than replacement, and if you can keep your system from developing leaks, you won’t have any need to refill your refrigerant, and won’t be contributing to the ongoing depletion of the ozone layer.
Any AC company in Spring Hill or elsewhere can tell you that another common reason ice may be forming in your air conditioner is that there is an airflow problem. If the air in your system is being choked off due to a dirty air filter or other obstruction, it will not move quickly enough across the surface of the coils which cool and dehumidify it for circulation.
This air is normally just a bit above freezing, but if it is forced to slow its journey through the system, it will drop below that, and the naturally condensing water formed by the evaporator coil will freeze over.
If you see ice in your system, call an air conditioning service to come out and help you quickly solve the problem before it gets worse.
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