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What Is A Frozen AC?

June 26, 2023 | Blog

Has your home felt muggier than usual? Do you find yourself working up a sweat while doing simple tasks around the house? If so, you may be dealing with a frozen AC unit.

Here at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we understand how sticky and uncomfortable Alabama humidity can be. When your HVAC unit isn’t functioning properly, the heat and condensation that accumulates can threaten your health and happiness. Our trustworthy team members are devoted to assisting you with heating or air conditioning issues, from heating repairs to AC maintenance and replacements!

Read on to learn then signals that your HVAC is frozen and how you can defrost your unit.

Signs You Have A Frozen Air Conditioner

Since a frozen cooling system is an internal issue, it can be challenging to determine if it’s frozen inside. However, there are a few signs that your unit is experiencing this problem. Some of the most common indications include:

  • Oddly low refrigerant levels
  • Climbing utility bills
  • High levels of humidity and condensation in your home
  • Dirty air filters
  • Less airflow throughout your house
  • Clogged condensate drains/lines
  • Collapsed ducts
  • Broken blower fan

If you have concerns about any of these signs or feel unsure why your air conditioning unit is malfunctioning, don’t hesitate to contact our team! Our AC experts are always ready and eager to help in whatever way they can.

Ways To Thaw Your Air Conditioner

Unfortunately, a frozen cooling system can’t be cured with a cup of hot cocoa. A few methods can be used to solve the problem. Air conditioning professionals recommend trying out some simple tricks, such as:

  • Inspecting your air ducts for blockages caused by dust and debris build-up.
  • Switching off your AC and turning on your thermostat fan to defrost your system.
  • Checking your condensate drains for clogs due to dirt and other contaminants accumulating.
  • Inspecting your unit for refrigerant leaks or electrical wiring issues.

If your unit continues malfunctioning after following these tips, it may be time to hire an AC expert. A professional can conduct reliable repairs that will have your unit operating at peak performance.

Why Professional HVAC Repair May Be Best For Your Frozen AC

A frozen air conditioning unit is never convenient, especially with high heat and humidity levels in Birmingham, Alabama.

At Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we value your time and respect your bank account — that’s why we provide affordable, efficient repairs! Our certified technicians are well-trained and can spot issues that you may not be able to identify. When you hire one of our team members, you can rest assured that your air conditioning system will be meticulously inspected before we proceed with repairs, maintenance or a replacement.

Contact Skelton’s For Top-Tier Birmingham AC Repair

Are you ready to relax in your home without working up a sweat?

Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is dedicated to preserving your comfort and peace of mind when it comes to the performance of your HVAC unit. Our friendly technicians are skilled in restoring, repairing or replacing your AC unit. Don’t let the sticky Birmingham humidity dampen your spring and summer. Reach out to us for dependable air conditioning assistance!

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We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

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Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

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Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

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