Should My AC Unit Be Frozen?

The job of your air conditioning system is to cool your home, so you may not be too surprised to see that parts of your unit are frozen. However, that sight should bring some alarm, as it means that your air conditioning system is not running as efficiently as it should be. A frozen air conditioner may mean that you need to call for repairs.

First off, air conditioning units can freeze for a couple of different reasons. If your unit’s coils are frozen, that may indicate that there is not enough warm air moving over the coil, or that the refrigerant in the unit is not doing a well enough job of absorbing the heat.

When there is ice in your air conditioning unit, your air conditioner will not run as efficiently as it should. Contrary to belief, a frozen coil will not cool your home better because it will not be able to transfer away from the heat. You will notice that your home will not cool as quickly as it once had, and it may even fail to reach the desired temperature.

An uncomfortable home will not be the only issue, either. Because the air conditioning unit is not cooling in the way that you want, your energy costs will increase, and you may even risk water damage from the thawing ice inside the unit.

As far as specific air conditioner problems go, a frozen coil is one of the less common issues, but it does not mean the severity is any lesser. Without proper maintenance, your unit will struggle to cool your home effectively and can increase your overall costs.

If you have noticed that your air conditioning unit has started to freeze over, do not hesitate to call a professional at Sunrise Heating and Plumbing at (616) 293-9326. We pride ourselves in providing nothing but exceptional customer service, and our highly-trained and experienced staff can handle any problem.