We Can Fix This Problem—And Even Prevent It From Happening
It won’t be long before it’s blazing hot again in our area, which means we’ll all be running our air conditioners practically around the clock. When we do that, we run the risk of seeing ice start to build up on our units.
Why does this happen and what should you do about it? Your trusted friends at Blue Ribbon will provide you with the answers you need when you discover your AC freezing up. Ultimately, taking swift action will be the key to preventing costly repairs and keeping your system running as smoothly as possible, for as long as possible.
Here are 5 common reasons that your AC system will ice up:
- Inadequate Airflow: This problem occurs when damaged air ducts or another issue prevent the warm air inside of your home from flowing over the evaporator coils. The result? Condensation. As your compressor continues to run, the water droplets can turn to ice. One of our trained and skilled experts can check your ductwork for leaks or blockages and fix the problem—fast.
- A Dirty Air Filter: When you don’t clean or replace your air filter, it can become dirty and clogged. The result? You guessed it! Ice build-up on the evaporator coil. Keeping your air filter clean will prevent this problem. Standard air filters should be replaced every two to three months. If you’re a member of our Blue Ribbon Champion Plan, we’ll inspect the cleanliness of your air filter during your 21-point cooling tune-up.
- Low Refrigerant Levels: Two more situations where ice can form: Your AC refrigerant levels are low or your system is leaking refrigerant. A leak is usually the reason your refrigerant level gets low. At Blue Ribbon, we’ll find the leak and get your system running smoothly again.
- A Faulty Blower Fan: When the blower fan is damaged, it can restrict airflow to the point where the coil freezes up. If you think this is the problem, it’s important that you call us. A damaged blower fan can lead to other problems with your HVAC system.
- A Clogged Condensate Drain Line: To operate properly, your AC system transfers heat from inside of your home to the outside. Moisture from this air creates condensation, which leaves your home via the condensate drain line. If the drain becomes clogged, the drip tray could overflow. And if your evaporator coil is too cold, this water could freeze. Blue Ribbon can flush and clear your condensate drain line, eliminating this problem.
Do you need our help dealing with ice build-up at your home? Use our convenient form or call us at 512.308.3515.
Here’s an added tip: You could most likely avoid ice build-up and many other repair problems when you schedule routine maintenance for your system. To make it easy and to enjoy added benefits, we encourage you to sign up for our routine maintenance plan, the Blue Ribbon Champion Plan.