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Common Causes for Pipes Freezing on an Air Conditioner

One of the most common questions asked of our Sacramento HVAC specialists during the summer months is: “does anybody know why my pipes on my air conditioning unit have frozen up?” This is not a question that has a simple answer, there are actually several reasons this can happen. Read on to discover a couple of the most common causes for this problem.

One of the most common causes for this problem is a low Freon level in your unit. When the Freon is low, the unit is struggling to keep cool, despite the lack of Freon, so it runs continuously and eventually leads to the pipes becoming frozen. This is something that any HVAC specialist can diagnose and easily fix for you.

Another cause for this problem is an air conditioner that is dirty, or the filters are clogged. This causes pretty much the same problem, the unit has to work extra hard to pump the air out, despite the excessive amount of dust and dirt in the filter, and it keeps running until eventually the unit freezes up. This may be something you can clean yourself but it is always recommended to have a professional air conditioning repair Sacramento specialist come out. Look into what needs to be done to clean your unit and hopefully solve the problem.

When you have a fully functioning unit, you shouldn’t run into these problems. Try to keep your unit in good repair, and have it checked out often by an expert and perhaps you can avoid this situation reoccurring in the future. If this was helpful tweet about it and contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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