Should I Be Concerned About the Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Your air conditioner has one job, and one job only, and that is to cool your home. Because of this, you may mistake the signs of ice on your air conditioning system as being indicative of an overly effective performance. In truth, though the development of ice on your system and any of its components is actually a sign of potentially serious trouble.

There are a few different reasons as to why ice may develop on your home cooling system. In order to determine precisely what the cause is in your situation, you need to work with trained, skilled professionals. That is why you should schedule your air conditioning services in Darien, CT, with the technicians on our staff.

Air Filters

Are you diligent in replacing the filters in your air conditioning system? If not, that alone could be the cause of your icing issues. You see, when there is not enough air moving over the evaporator coil in your air conditioning system, there won’t be enough heat present for your air conditioner to absorb. That can lead to condensation from the air that your system cools to freeze up on your evaporator coil. Fortunately, if this is indeed the situation, you need only replace your air filter more regularly in order to avoid the problem.

Refrigerant Leaks

If you see ice on your AC, a dirty air filter is sort of a best case scenario. That is because refrigerant leaks are also a very real possibility. If there is not enough refrigerant cycling through your air conditioning system, the coil and the refrigerant lines will get too cold. Then, condensation can freeze on the coil, and frost can develop on the refrigerant lines themselves. An icy coil will only further impede the operation of your system, and the integrity of your compressor is put at risk.

If you need any AC repairs, call upon the pros here at T&H Mechanical Systems.

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