Have you ever noticed an icy A/C unit and thought it was a positive sign? You might think it is great that the unit you use to blow cold air is “icy”. Ice surrounding your A/C unit does not improve the unit’s performance. In actuality, the A/C unit is on its last leg and there is no telling when it might die out. An icy A/C unit needs to be checked as soon as possible, so that you can prevent future expenses and prevent your unit from possibly dying out. Whenever you have an icy unit, there are three reasons why this may be happening:
- There is a restriction within your A/C unit’s refrigerant line.
- Your A/C unit is low on refrigerant.
- The evaporator coil has a lack of air coming across.
The issue with the evaporator coil normally has to do with having a dirty filter, dirty blower wheel, or dirty coil. There can also be an incorrect blower motor. Either of these problems means you should have a professional HVAC inspector check your A/C unit.
Why take a chance with your icy A/C unit, when you can contact Stack Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electric to prevent future problems? For additional information about your A/C unit and other issues related to home comfort, please contact us at your earliest convenience and be prepared for whatever summer brings.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about icy A/C units and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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