Discover Why Air Conditioners And Ice Don’t Mix
It makes perfect sense that most people depend on their HVAC Tech when they need expert advice about their air conditioning. If any of them have told you, however, that it’s normal to see ice anywhere on your unit, you’ve been misinformed. Of course, it’s understandable why you would think that’s normal and believe anyone who told you that.
Most people associate cold air and ice as having a relationship and so if they see such a thing with their air conditioning unit they think it’s normal. Unfortunately, however, this means that your air conditioner is actually not doing its job. It’s, in fact, a clear indication that your unit is in need of repair in Houston. Please visit here for more information regarding the services we provide. Air conditioners and ice don’t go together, and if you see any appearing on your unit you shouldn’t ignore it.
Understand How The Cooling Process Works
An air conditioning unit doesn’t use a freezing method to cool the home. At no time does your air conditioner create ice. For that reason, there shouldn’t ever be ice on the unit as a by-product. Heat pumps and air conditioners actually transfer heat from one place to another place.
So when the unit is set for cooling it will take heat from inside your home and move it outside. This process is accomplished by using chemical refrigerant which will condense and evaporate during the exchange of heat. The evaporator coil does get very cold from the refrigerant but when the process is working correctly it won’t create ice because as well as cooling, it is also warmed up as heat passes over.
If You See Ice It Needs Service
When ice accumulates, there’s something going wrong with the system that you will need to have serviced. It’s possible that you have a clogged air filter. The air filters purpose in an air conditioner is there to protect the working parts in the unit. If it becomes clogged it’s unable to work efficiently and heat will not be pulled over the evaporator coil as it should. That leads to the coil becoming too cold and any moisture there will begin to freeze. The ice then creates a barrier that makes the evaporator coil unable to do its job.
You could have a dirty coil. As debris and dirt build up over time it can also make a barrier that prevents the coil from doing its job. Just like the ice, it will then trigger the moisture to freeze because the coil is too cold.
It may be a leak that’s allowing refrigerant to escape. Leaks are not normal and they shouldn’t be happening if everything is as it should be. If you’ve noticed that your refrigerant levels have reduced it could lead to your compressor being damaged. This problem also reduces the unit’s ability to absorb heat on the evaporator coil.
Once ice starts accumulating on the coil it has to be serviced because otherwise, it will just continue to get worse. You don’t want to make the mistake of trying to scrape the ice off because that doesn’t solve the problem that creates the ice. That’s why you’ll need to call on a professional to fix the problem.
If you’re in the Houston area and want to schedule a quality air conditioning service tech for a consultation, all you need to do is call AC Man Air Conditioning And Heating today.