Why is there ice build-up in my Air Conditioner? What should I do?
There are several reasons why your A/C can get frozen. Most common ones are the following:
1.Restricted Air Flow across the coil in your indoor Air Handler unit.
When did you change a filter last time? Dirty filters are most common cause for restricted air flow.
Another cause may be a dirty evaporator coil. Schedule a technician today for coil cleaning service, it will save your money on power bills, prolong the lifecycle of the equipment, and make your home more comfortable. Call us 407-923-3371
- A low refrigerant charge will cause the ice build-up. In such case, your system must be checked for refrigerant leaks and leaks shall be repaired.
In the video below I applied the special chemical compound to seal up a small leak in the system. Please be advised that this is more of an emergency repair than a permanent solution, but in some cases, its may be the “life saver”
- Restriction in a metering device (so called “TXV” valve or orifice/piston depends on a type of your system). In such case, TXV or orifice must be cleared up or replaced by a licensed technician.
What can you do while waiting for a technician to arrive?
Thaw the coil – set Thermostat from “Cool” to “Off”
Set Fan to “Manual”.
Call us 407-923-3371 to schedule an A/C technician for the same day service! Our special for service call fee only $ 69 ( vs $120 regular fee)
When is it time to replace Air Conditioner/Heat Pump?
- Your Heat Pump or Air Conditioner is more than 10 years old. New units are way more efficient than old ones. Even if your old A/C unit is still working, it is consuming more energy and your power bill is probably high. Also, old equipment tends to break down in a middle of our hot Florida summer, better to plan a replacement for winter time than doing it as an emergency during summer. It will save you money and less sweat during a change-out!
- Your Air Conditioner needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up. It does not make sense to invest hundreds of dollars in old equipment. Eventually, you will have to change it out anyway, why spend extra money. Keep in mind that refrigerant using in old systems is typically R-22, which is going to be phased out soon. R-22 is very expensive compared to a new refrigerant R-410A. A simple repair can cost you a significant amount of money.
- How much does it cost to replace Air Conditioner? We offer free estimate and easy financing. To give you an idea – 3-ton Heat Pump system with 10 years parts warranty can cost you between $ 4,000-5,000 installed. It depends if your existing utility lines can be used or we will need to install new ones ( such as copper line set, thermostat wiring, power wiring, condensate drain, etc.)
Please contacts us if you have any questions, you can reach us by phone 407-923-3371 or sent us a message through the contact form on our website.