If you encounter this problem, contact Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning for excellent Tucson, AZ air conditioning repair.
Reasons ice can form on your air conditioner:
Dust and dirt accumulation: If the air filter in your AC becomes clogged or damaged, dust can start to build-up along the indoor evaporator coil. (This is one of the reasons it’s so important to change your filter regularly.) Dust that blocks the heat absorption along the coil will prevent the refrigerant inside from warming up, and it can begin to freeze over the coil. If your AC has gotten dirty enough for this to happen, it will need professional cleaning.
Low refrigerant charge: The refrigerant in an air conditioner doesn’t get used up during normal operation. But if the amount of refrigerant (its “charge”) starts to drop because of leaks, it will make it harder for the evaporator coil to absorb sufficient heat to prevent it from icing over. Refrigerant leaks need an expert to locate and seal them. Afterwards, the technician will recharge your AC’s refrigerant to get it back to its standard cooling ability.
Ice in your air conditioner is one of the most visible signs of developing trouble. Don’t wait to get it fixed: the larger the ice block grows, the worse your AC will perform. Contact the experts at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning when ice is keeping you from getting cool. We’ve developed a dependable name since we started in 1939, and we take pride in our Tucson, AZ AC repair.