Why Does Your Air Conditioner Freeze in Summer?07/20/2017The summer can get extremely hot in Wyandotte, so how in the world is the air conditioner freezing over? It seems to make no sense. You may not even realize it’s happening. How will you know if your air conditioner is frozen? It may seem like a crazy question, but you typically won’t actually see the ice except in extreme cases. Here are symptoms to look for that indicate you could have a frozen AC system that could need air conditioning service: Warm air is coming out of your registers while the air conditioner is running.Water is leaking from or gathering under your air conditioner. When we say your home’s air conditioner is frozen, what’s actually frozen is the evaporator coil, which transports heat out of your home to sustain the cool temps. There are two main causes that an evaporator coil may freeze; one is a refrigerant leak and the other is a blockage of airflow. If your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, you will want to speak with your Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning technician during your air conditioning service appointment to determine if you will benefit more from repairing or replacing your air conditioner. We can help you evaluate the pros and cons using information such as the age of your air conditioner and its service history, along with other things. If your air conditioner has frozen because of an airflow blockage, it’s because there is not enough air passing over the evaporator coil to dry the condensation that develops on it—then it freezes. Air flow blockages are frequently caused by dirty air filters or even dirty cooling fins. These problems can be fixed (and avoided!) by a routine air conditioner service appointment. At these service sessions, your technician will clean your system, replace your air filters and make sure everything is working as it should with no potential problems on the horizon. It’s also a good idea to mark your calendar or set a reminder on your phone to check your air filters frequently and change the filters when they are dirty. Always make sure that furniture, curtains and other household items aren’t blocking your registers, as even this could cause a significant airflow problem and the subsequent freezing problems. If your air conditioner freezes, turn it off using your thermostat and call the pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an air conditioning service appointment. We’ll help you identify the issue and have your home back to cool and comfortable in no time. Call us at 734-284-1224 or book an appointment with us online.