Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for September, 2017

Why Is My AC Freezing Over?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

icicles on blue background iconThe first thing you should know is that ice development on your air conditioner is absolutely not normal. We understand why you might see ice on your AC system and think that it simply means your system is working too well. But your air conditioner is there to cool the air, not to create sub-freezing temperatures. An AC that is freezing over is definitely a good reason to call in West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning repair professionals.

Keep reading to learn more about when ice may actually form on your air conditioner, and how it’s able to. We should mention, not all causes of this problem are terribly serious, but one of them can be. Also, the results of ice itself can have serious consequences for your cooling system. It’s always better to be safe than sorry—so after ruling out an obvious quick fix, be sure to give us a call.

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Will I Ever Need to Replace My Condenser Unit?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.The outside unit of your air conditioner is called the condenser unit, and it serves an essential function. Your cooling system doesn’t simply “create” cold air. Instead, since cooling is not an energy that can be generated, the air conditioner removes heat from a space first. Refrigerant—a chemical heat-transfer fluid—absorbs the heat from inside your home and releases it outside, thanks to the condenser unit.

You may have noticed that the space around your outdoor unit is always warm—this process is why. The condenser unit is where heat dissipates into the air from the refrigerant that’s circulated through the system. This portion of your air conditioner also houses the compressor, which is the hardest-working component of the entire cooling system.

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