Imagine stepping in your house after a long day of work in the scorching sun, anticipating a breath of cool air, just to discover that the air condition in your room has given up on you. While technological innovation makes our life easy, they also require regular maintenance and upkeep for smooth operation.

Air conditioners are one of the prime examples of it. Have you ever wondered where that sound is coming from when you turn your AC on? Or do you turn off your AC multiple times for the ice to melt? In this blog, we will briefly discuss the science behind frost; what are the possible reasons behind ice formation in your AC.

Restricted Airflow:

In layman terms, an air conditioner removes hot and humid air in an enclosed space and replaces it with cold, chilly air. This air flow can be disturbed due to multiple reasons like; dirty or clogged air filters, blocked ducts, and closed vents; which causes the coil temperature to drop forming ice on it which in turn affects the performativity of the AC

Machine Malfunction:

One possible reason for ice building up in your air conditioning is a broken blower fan motor. However, sometimes it can lend itself to tangled or cracked refrigerant lines. More reasons of machine malfunction can be fluctuations, faulty thermostat or reversing valve etc.

Refrigerant Leak:

Ever heard the term gas leak? The term implies that there is not enough refrigerant for the AC to operate properly OR there is a hole in any pipe (leakage) which may cause the air to condense on the machine and form ice.

Blocked Evaporator Coil:

Machines are a complex concoction of wirings and sub-machines; there could be multiple reasons causing a particular issue. Another most common issue in Air conditioners is blocked or contaminated evaporator coil. Any debris in your AC might compromise on proper air flow leading to ice formation on the coil.

Shoddy Ductwork:

It is extremely important to install the AC keeping in mind that there is sufficient air passage. Small and narrow ducts can lead to interrupted heat exchange which can cause temperature imbalance resulting in technical faults in your cooling system.

Electrical Fluctuations:

This reason can also majorly contribute for this issue to develop. Faulty electrical appliances such as switches, relays and sensors can lead to condensation in the coil.

Final Takeaway

It is very important to understand that not one but many underlying problems can cause ice to accumulate in your air conditioner. It is not a straightforward answer and needs proper check and professional help.
If you are also unable to understand who is the real culprit? – is it restricted air flow or clogged coils or faulty appliance?

Let Crump A/C and Heating find the actual culprit for you. With a team of expert personnel, we will diagnose the problem in no time and bring back your AC to life! For further service related queries, get in contact: (281)-533-9200).

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