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United for your comfort since 1987

Check Your AC Unit for Ice Before You Call a Naples Air Conditioning Specialist

This is the fifth installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you aren’t regularly changing your filter, you can be in for trouble. When warm air from the inside of your home flows across the coils of your a/c, it grows colder, but also warms the coils in the process. If this warm air isn’t flowing properly, the coil will get colder… and colder… and colder. The condensation, which is normally a liquid, will begin to turn to ice.

The same problem can happen if your coil is extremely dirty or your refrigerant is leaking. Other things that will cause ice buildup in your system:

  • Running your air conditioner when the outside temperature is less than 65 degrees. Don’t do it!
  • Having too many closed vents. Open every possible vent in your home and see if the problem goes away.
  • Using the wrong fan speed. Check that the fan is running fast. It might be incorrectly set on a medium speed. On a high speed, your fan might stop your air conditioner from freezing up.

It’s important to fix icing problems quickly. If you continue to run your air conditioner after the coils are frozen, you’re wasting money on your energy bill and run the risk of major damage to the compressor (a very expensive part of your unit!).

If you can’t pinpoint what’s causing your icing problem, you might also consider that the size and strength of your unit might be insufficient for the size of your 9 Things to Check AC ipadhouse. Many people have found their icing problems disappear when our Naples air conditioning specialists upgrade them from a 2 ton system to a 3 or 4 ton system.

If you need air conditioning services, we are available 24 hours a day in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres. The AC technicians at our Naples air conditioning company are professional, well-trained heating & air conditioning specialists, and have only your best interest and the functioning of your air conditioning unit in mind. Check out our reviews from other clients. We know that having an air condition problem is no fun at all, so call us at (239) 939-2032, contact us online, or follow UMI Residential on Twitter.

– Brett

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