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What Causes The Inner Coil To Freeze Over?

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The air conditioning system inner coils are one of the most important parts the system. The inner coils effectively cool the air that is forced by the blower motor through the room vents. A lot of air passes over these coils, and if the air is dirty, some of that dirt will be deposited onto the coils. Eventually the dirt will buildup to the point that the coils will no longer be able to cool the air that passes over it. This happens to be one of the most common reasons for an inner coil to freeze over.

Dirty Furnace Air Filters

The amount of dirt and debris that is in the air of the average home is surprising. The home’s air filter is intended to trap this material and keep it from building up on the coils. However, sometimes it is easy for homeowners to forget to change their filter. Many homeowners believe changing the furnace filters every 1 to 3 months is a good schedule for replacing filters, and this may be a good plan. However, it would be a good idea to look at the filter to see if it is clogged, and if it is, then it should be changed earlier. A home in a construction area may attract more dirt than a home in an established neighborhood.

The debate about the best filter for a home system is ongoing and will probably never end. Many types of filters are on the market. The technicians at Pinnacle Air Solutions can advise you on the best filter for use with your system. We are experts in recommending the filters that are the best for every home, and the filter is important. It is the first line of defending the system against damage.

The Symptoms Of Frozen Coils

The air conditioning system will stop cooling when the coils freeze over. Cold air cannot be generated so the vents will likely not pass any air into the home. While there could be other reasons for the lack of cooling, it is essential that the system be checked for determining if this is the cause.

The Fix For Frozen Coils

This is a job for a professional HVAC company because the process can be complicated and the coils are fragile. You may be advised to make changes in your system to prevent this problem in the future.

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