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Ice on Air Conditioning Unit

Serving Vancouver WA | Clark County Washington

Vanport Mechanical and Fire Sprinkler Inc. reveals why you may have ice on your air conditioning unit outside.

Water dripping from your air conditioning unit is normal, especially when it’s humid outside. Water in the air conditioning system develops from condensing vapors and is then drained outside the unit. However, if you have frozen air conditioner coils, this can be a serious problem. The professional HVAC technicians of Vanport Mechanical have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and repair any residential HVAC system. Contact us today!

Why Is There Ice Buildup on My Air Conditioner?

  • Dirty air filters: This is the most common cause. Your air conditioner needs clear airflow to function properly. If the filters are dirty, this causes airflow restriction.
  • Build up of dirt and debris on condenser or evaporator coils: If this is the case, your system should be shut off until the condenser or evaporator coil can be cleaned or replaced.
  • Blower motor failing: if your fan has a broken motor this can restrict airflow and lead to frozen AC coils.
  • Refrigerant leak: Refrigerants must be handled by a professional. Refrigerant is dangerous and there are laws governing its use and disposal. Potential risks of handling refrigerant include asphyxiation, blindness, toxicity, and flammability. At Vanport Mechanical our licensed journeyman HVAC technicians will come to your Vancouver WA home and take care of this issue safely.

Signs You Have Frozen Air Conditioner Coils

Check the air flowing through the supply registers. If the air is warm or airflow has stopped, you could have frozen air conditioner coils. Frozen evaporator coils can also lead to a buildup of moisture which could then cause water leaks in your home. If you see ice on your air conditioning unit, turn it off and call the Vanport HVAC specialists.

Air Conditioning Unit Maintenance and Repair

Ice on an air conditioning unit can turn into an expensive problem if it’s not dealt with properly. At Vanport Mechanical our Nate, EPA, and HVAC Electrical Certified technicians will provide complete cleaning, inspection, and repair of your air conditioner. We can assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so contact Vanport Mechanical day or night for your air conditioning unit services.

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Ice on Air Conditioning Unit in Vancouver WA

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