Summer’s coming (as hard as it is to believe right now) and here’s an often cited scenario with the average homeowner: They’re relaxing in their living room, minding their own business, happily indulging a bowl of popcorn and watching their favorite TV show, when suddenly he/she hears awful sound; drip… drip… drip. They turn their head to see the dog licking at a puddle that’s slowly forming on the dining room floor. Just like that, the mood changes: Concern, stress, and that “how much will this cost?” feeling. How did the leak start?; water heater, leaky toilet, shower, faucet? Not necessarily – it’s the air conditioner of all things. This can happen anywhere, from the U.S. to Thailand, regardless of weather.
The evaporator coil is the component of a central A/C unit that actually freezes. This component of the air conditioner transfers (evaporates) heat from the inside to the outside of your the U.S. area home. Usually there are two factors why the evaporator coil may freeze:
Either way, the ending effect is that the air conditioner’s evaporator coil does not properly disperse the heat, and consequently ‘overcools’ itself. The result of this super-cooling is condensation (that’s water formation), and finally ice forms from that condensation as it cools below the freezing point. In short, the A/C has morphed into an old-school icebox.
This can lead to an expensive repair. When your air conditioner ices over it can lead to damage to the compressor. Replacing your compressor could easily cost as much as a downpayment on a brand new air conditioner. In fact, many homeowners are forced to decide between installing a new system and repairing the damaged model. If you act quickly and call a ACE-certified technician, you have better odds of having a less expensive repair.
Your technician will diagnose the situation and how to avoid the issue from occurring in the future. If a leak is present (and that is rare, but possible), the leak has to be repaired or the unit will probably freeze again.
Student loan debt across the nation has been a growing problem for many years. Today’s total student debt has reached some $1.7 trillion, with the average college graduate owing $20,000 to $25,000. If you’re thinking about your educational journey or giving advice to someone who is, it’s... Continue reading
By Brian Sodoma, for Service Experts With autumn coming soon, homeowners will soon be getting ready for the winter weather ahead. Cold weather places even more demand on your heating system. To prepare your furnace for the heavy work it will soon be taking on, scheduled HVAC maintenance should... Continue reading
The HVAC industry is in a nonstop state of change. With technological innovations and growing environmental concerns, the skills demanded of HVAC specialists are evolving faster than ever. Preparing to adapt and satisfy these new challenges is crucial for anyone wanting to join the business.... Continue reading
© 2023 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.