Ice is usually something you dread running out of. So, you would think the sudden appearance of ice would generally be a good thing, especially in the summer.

Well, most of the time you’d be right, but not when ice forms on your outdoor AC compressor.

What causes it to freeze up in the first place? Air conditioners need proper airflow to keep the cold coil warm. Without it, coils freeze before the condensed water can be drained from the unit.

So, if you’re AC compressor is caked with ice, start by checking the system’s air filter and registers. If any of these are clogged, that could be what’s caused the problem by impeding airflow. A freeze-up also can be caused by low refrigerant levels or a faulty fan that stops air from moving.

Other than poor airflow, outdoor condensing units can freeze when operating in cooler temperatures. If that’s happened to your system before, consider having an ambient temperature control installed, designed for exactly these occasions.

Not matter what the cause might be, shut off the power to your AC system as soon as you notice ice forming either on your outside compressor or indoor air handler. After that, give us a call.  As skilled and experienced AC service providers, we’ll diagnose the problem, explain to you what happened, and give you a guaranteed price quote to get your system back up and running.

Nero Heating & Air Conditioning:  for all your heating and cooling needs.

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