Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing

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An air conditioner is meant to move cool air throughout your house, but if you notice that it is freezing you should deal with the issue immediately. It is very important to maintain a working air conditioner so that when the hot weather season come, you won't have issues with it.

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Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing

  1. 1. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing Brought to you by: www.cascademechanical.com
  2. 2. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing An air conditioner is meant to move cool air throughout your house, but if you notice that it is freezing you should deal with the issue asap. It is very important to maintain a working air conditioner so that when the hot weather season come, you won't have issues with it. But even with proper maintenance, you may still find that the unit still experiences freezing problems during hot summer months.
  3. 3. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing When an air conditioner freezes, ice crystals are formed on the outer part of the unit, and that implies that cold air is not moving throughout the system properly. The ice mostly forms in the condenser unit that is placed outside the home as well as the pipes that lead to it. You can remove the ice by properly cleaning the AC unit,
  4. 4. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing but if the system is damaged it will be better if you seek help from an expert. The first thing you will need to do when you notice that the AC is freezing is to unplug the condenser from the outside power source, or you can just turn the circuit breaker to the off position. That will allow the ice to melt from the air conditioning unit.
  5. 5. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing After some time, you will need to turn the air conditioner back on and then raise the temperature on the thermostat. Make sure that the evaporator as well as the air handler fan is turned on at the same time when you turn on the compressor unit. The next thing you will need to do is to remove the blower from the AC by taking off bolts from the control panel.
  6. 6. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing While holding the blower control panel, remove the bolts and then clean the blades of the blower with a soft brush. Make sure that you run the bristles along the fan blade to prevent it from developing bends. When you finish cleaning, replace the blower and then test the AC unit.
  7. 7. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing You should also check if the filters are dirty. If they are, you will need to replace them using the model number printed on their side. Air conditioners could also be freezing due to failure of the ductwork. So you will need to check it from the inside AC unit and the compressor outside. If it is damaged or collapsed,
  8. 8. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing you will need to call a repair technician to fix it for you using the right procedure. The compressor fan may be running, but the evaporator fan is not. That could be another issue leading to freezing, so you will need to call a service technician to fix it.
  9. 9. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing After the technician rectifies the issue that is causing the AC to freeze, ask him to explain to you what you need to look for when it starts freezing again and how you can prevent it. This will make you well prepared to stop your air conditioner from freezing, but if the technician advises that you call him, just adhere to that to avoid trying fixes that may worsen the situation.
  10. 10. Air Conditioners - How Do You Stop Them From Freezing For more on Chelan Airconditioners, be sure to check my website cascademechanical.com from time to time.
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