The summer weather is often welcome after a long cold winter. The warm weather can turn hot quite fast and it is important to have your air conditioning working right. That is why many people will choose to have their AC maintained and tuned up. This is a great way to catch any potential problems that might be left over from the previous year. There are parts of the air conditioning unit that might start to go out and there are some that could cause other trouble. One of the things that you may start to notice is that the coils on the unit outdoors are starting to freeze over. This may not seem like a bad thing but it is a sign that there is a problem somewhere.
Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing outlines what could be causing the coils to freeze over.
Damaged Or Broken AC Condenser Fan Blades
The coils that are a part of the air conditioning unit needs to stay working well in order for the air to be cooled. The problem is that if they freeze that means the air is not running through freely. If the coils are frozen over you want to make sure you try and find the reason. One of the reasons that the coils could start to freeze is from a fan that has been damaged or broken. The fan is being run by a motor that can need maintenance or replacement. If the motor is not working the fan cannot move. This means that the air will stay stagnant and that is then going to allow the coils to freeze. The other problem can be that the motor is working but the actual fan blades are broken off or damaged. You want to make sure that you have them replaced right away.
AC Drain Line Clogged
When the AC unit is being used it will create some level of condensation. This is not something that should cause concern because it has a way to escape and get away from the unit. The lines that are used to move the moisture should not be blocked or damaged. If the lines have become blocked by debris or from some level of damage it can cause the moisture to build around the coils. This will then cause them to freeze over and the air will not be able to cool properly.
Dirty Air Filters in Your Home
In order for the air conditioner to work properly and efficiently it has to have the right amount of air flow. The air is taken from the house and sent through the air ducts to the unit. The hot air is pulled out and the cooler air is then pumped back into the house. The cool air needs to have a path to move in and the recirculated air does as well. The filter that is in the house in front of the return air needs to be changed and cleaned regularly. When the filter is clogged it will not allow the air to flow and that means that the coils are not getting the movement of air that is needed.