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Is Your AC Just Frozen or Broken?

When your air conditioning unit isn’t properly cooling your home, it’s practically instinct to assume it’s broken. Your AC is a major appliance in your home, so of course you would want to get it replaced right away. But is it really broken? Or is it just frozen?

An AC freeze is a fairly common problem among homeowners, and there are many reasons your AC unit could freeze up.

Your AC could be freezing up due to:

  • Insufficient airflow across the evaporator coil
  • The AC unit is low on Freon
  • Mechanical failures inside the unit
  • Dirty air filter

Simply put your air conditioner is freezing up because something has altered your system in such a way that it is cooling your evaporator coil more than it should; therefore, causing the system to freeze.

If you suspect your unit is frozen, shut it off completely to allow it to defrost. Next, check the air filter! A dirty air filter is the most common reason for an AC freeze. You should also check the vents in your ceiling to make sure nothing is clogging them. If everything looks okay, but your unit is still freezing give us a call at A Superior Air Conditioning at (850) 258-3225.

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