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Why a Frozen Evaporator Coil Is a Serious Problem

You may not be a professional HVAC technician but, living in Florida, it is a good idea to have a general sense of how your AC functions. The evaporator coil is one of the most important components in the system, and any issues with your evaporator coil can leave you unable to cool your home in an effective or efficient manner. There are a few reasons as to why your evaporator coil may freeze up. It may be dirty, your air filter may be clogged up, or you could have a refrigerant leak. Regardless of what causes the problem, you must schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Palm Beach Gardens. To do so, just dial our number and schedule your repairs with the experts here  at Envirotech Air Quality Services.

Issues Caused by Frozen Evaporator Coils

If you force your air conditioner to run while the evaporator coils are iced up, you could do very serious damage to your compressor. In such instances, replacement of the compressor may be necessary. Other problems include a decrease in performance quality, such as uneven or insufficient cooling. You may notice decreased airflow, and more condensate drainage than usual as well. Your system will also likely run a lot longer than it would normally have to, as it struggles to cool your home despite its poor condition. You will  see this reflected in your energy bills, as you pay more money for a lesser performance from your AC. Also, keep in mind that, should the ice on the evaporator coils melt, only for more to accumulate before melting again, you could face issues with water damage or biological pollutants.

What to Look Out For

Keep an eye on your refrigerant line. If your AC is not functioning properly, and you notice frost or ice on this line, contact us immediately. You may also notice condensation on the air handler in your home or, if visible, on the evaporator coil itself. A frozen evaporator coil is a serious issue, and simply melting the ice will not resolve the root of the problem. Hire our staff to have your AC repaired as necessary, so that you can cool your home confidently.

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