If any part of your HVAC system is showing frost, it might be a bigger problem that needs immediate repairs. The outdoor unit of your HVAC system is the most likely to freeze, and it can be caused by many different factors. If you notice water dripping from or pooling under your outdoor unit, or if you see frost or ice forming on the outer walls of the unit, here’s what you need to know about why it might be forming and what you should do about it.

Possible Causes of A Frozen Unit

If your refrigerant line is frozen, it probably has to do with your evaporator coil. When the refrigerant flowing past the coil gets too cold, it can freeze up. This can happen in nearly any climate, even if it’s a hot summer day.

You should also check for obstructions. Not only can obstructions cause frozen refrigerant lines, but they can also restrict airflow and spike your electric bill, even if you aren’t using your AC more than usual. 

If you have a new thermostat, it might be having problems adjusting the speed of your airflow. An HVAC technician can troubleshoot this problem with new thermostats, but old thermostats with this problem might need to be replaced.

Lastly, your fan could be the source of the trouble. If the fan is blowing too fast or pushing too much air at once, it can cause your system to freeze up.

How Regular Maintenance can Help

Frozen refrigerant lines can be quick and cheap to repair if the problem is caught early on. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance can help you keep your system running smoothly, and it can prevent expensive repairs by catching problems early on. Frozen refrigerant lines can quickly become a larger, more expensive issue if you don’t get regular maintenance for your system. We recommend scheduling your maintenance at least once a year so you can have peace of mind that your system is running at its best.

Freezing in Spring and Fall

Frozen refrigerant lines in the spring or fall might not be as serious as freezing in the summer. The colder temperatures can make it easier for your unit to freeze over. Even if it might not be a big deal, you should still schedule maintenance as soon as possible. Spring and Fall are the best seasons to schedule your yearly maintenance, so take this opportunity to have your entire system inspected and worked on.

HVAC Maintenance and Repairs With Ellis AC

If you notice your refrigerant line, or any part of your HVAC system freezing, Ellis AC can help. Our team of experienced HVAC technicians can help you identify and repair any problems with your system so you can enjoy your AC without paying high electric bills. We offer inspections, maintenance, repairs and replacements at reasonable prices. With stellar customer reviews and thorough, efficient repairs, you can count on Ellis AC for all your HVAC needs. Call or visit our website today for a free quote!