When theres ice in your air-conditioner unit, theres a problem with it, and you need to get it serviced immediately. Regardless if its hot outside, or if its raining, this problem can occur to any air-conditioner at any condition anywhere as there are several problems that can caused this on your AC.
What causes ICE in AC?
One factor that have contributed to this problem is when the AC needs a new refrigerant. If it does, that means your AC may have leaked. Thus, the leak must be sealed first before adding new refrigerant, as adding more refrigerant to a leaked AC unit will not repair your AC.
The next factor that may have caused your AC to form ice is simply because the evaporator coil is dirty. Now, now, know that your AC must be serviced at least once a year to prevent this matter from eating your ACs life away. If this is the case, you might need to turn off your AC, and not use it until you get your AC cleaned by the professionals. Your AC might work as normal but it will cause your electricity bill to be skyrocketed and will only provide you with little cool air.
These are possible reasons why your AC turns into an ACTUAL refrigerator:
1. Dirty Filters
2. Clogs in the system
3. Broken or damaged valves
4. Problems with the fan or fan motor
5. Poor airflows
6. Thermostat problems
7. Blocked drainage problem
What can you do?
Taking good care of your AC unit goes a long way. That means to get your AC to be serviced, and schedule a maintenance appointment for your AC before it come across any problems. However, upon encountering ‘ICE’ problems on you AC, it is advisable for you to call the professionals to come and service your AC before you can use it again.
Nonetheless, if the damage on your AC is too severe, you might need to replace the whole system anyway. Be cautious not to leave your AC too long without service or maintenance done on it as it can cause an expensive repair; might as well costs the same as a brand new AC unit.