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Why Ice Is Forming on Your Air Conditioning System

Why Ice Is Forming on Your Air Conditioning SystemDo you know how your air conditioning works? It condenses vapors, draining them outside of your home. Sometimes you will hear something that sounds like chunks of ice dropping from your air conditioner. You don’t want to hear this though because it means that ice is forming on your AC Unit.

There are various reasons why this happens, including:

  • Your system needs refrigerant because it’s been leaking. Before filling up the refrigerant, make sure to seal the leak or else the problem will continue.
  • The air conditioner’s evaporator coil grows dirty. If this happens, you’ll need to turn the system off and either clean or replace it. Although it seems as though your air conditioner is still working, it will only cause your electric bill to skyrocket while providing very little cool air. Additionally, if you don’t take this step, you will damage your compressor and other parts of the air conditioning unit.
  • When the inside unit isn’t running, but the outside unit is, there is a problem with the motor. This is due to clogged or dirty coils or a short in the wiring somewhere. Our AC Technicians can use special gauges to check whether your freon is low.

Give Kiwi AC & Heating a call, and we’ll get your air conditioning system working properly in no time!

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