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Is This Ice on My Air Conditioner a Bad Sign?

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Yes, without a doubt. There is no situation in which having ice on any component of your home cooling system could be considered a sign of proper operation. There are actually a few reasons as to why ice may form on your air conditioning system. In order to determine precisely what is going on with your air conditioner, it is necessary to have your system evaluated by a trained professional. That is where we come in. Our technicians will figure out with certainty what has gone wrong with your air conditioner. Once they have, they can expertly complete any necessary air conditioning repairs in Farmington, CT.

Dirty Air Filters

The more benign of 2 likely causes of ice on an air conditioner, a dirty air filter could leave your system struggling to effectively distribute air throughout. Because of this, the evaporator coil may get too cold. It is in the evaporator coil that refrigerant evaporates, drawing heat and humidity out of the air in the process. Restricted airflow could impede the heat absorption process, which in turn can cause the coil to get too cold. When this happens, it is possible for the condensation on the coil to freeze over. Simply changing your air filter on a regular basis can help you to avoid such problems, along with the further issues that ice on the coil could lead to.

Refrigerant Leaks

The refrigerant in your air conditioning system is what allows the system to draw heat out of the air in your home. Obviously, if there is not enough refrigerant in the system, you are going to run into some problems. It's important to remember that your system does not consume refrigerant, so low levels likely mean that there is a leak in the system. If refrigerant is low, your air conditioner is not going to draw heat out of the air effectively. This can cause ice to form on the coil or refrigerant lines.

Schedule your air conditioning services with Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.

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