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Why Is My Air Conditioner Frozen?

If you turn on your air conditioner only to find that it is blowing warm air, your first reaction will be to look around for the potential problem. Sometimes, as you search for the problem, you’ll find that there is, quite literally, ice on your unit. If this is the case, don’t fear! This does not mean your system is ruined. Often, a frozen air conditioner has a simple fix. Here’s what you need to know about this common problem and how to solve it.

Causes of a Frozen Air Conditioner

The most common reason an air conditioning unit will freeze is because of a problem with the unit’s refrigerant. This collects the heat from your home and moves it outside. Over time, leaks can develop, causing the system to lose refrigerant. Without enough refrigerant, the coils become too cold, creating the ice buildup you can see. Add a humid Rockford day or dirty coils, and you have an even greater chance of having this problem.

The second cause for a frozen air conditioner is improper airflow. If the air filter is dirty or you have some other obstruction preventing proper air flow, then the air conditioner cannot function properly. Without proper air flow, the temperate in the coils will drop below freezing, and any humidity in the air will collect on them and freeze.

How to Fix a Frozen Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner is frozen, the first step is to check your air filter. If it is dirty or if you are using the wrong type for your system, then change the filter. This may fix the problem.

Of course, if that doesn’t solve the issue, give the team at Axberg a call. We have the tools to check your refrigerant levels and inspect your system for other blockages. Once we find the problem, we can quickly repair it, so your system can thaw out and you can enjoy a comfortable, cool temperature inside your home.

Air Conditioner Repair in Rockford, IL

At Axberg, we understand that you need a fast repair when your air conditioner isn’t working. That’s why we are here 24/7 to provide air conditioning repair service for your Rockford home or business. Even if it freezes over in the middle of the night, we can come help you!

Don’t let a frozen air conditioner keep you from enjoying your summer. Our air conditioning repair technicians are here to ensure that your system is fully functional. Contact Axberg today for air conditioning repair from our friendly, trained, and professional HVAC technicians. With our help, you can not only thaw that unit out, but also prevent it from freezing in the future.


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I had a lose furnace vent cap on my roof. Piece of sheet metal that costs about $30. I don't do roofs as I'm in my 50s, have a bum knee and having shoulder surgery in two weeks. Called Axberg. Young technician came to door, looked up at vent and immediately said $450. I was floored. He stated it was $395 just to get on the roof. I then stated I had a minute to make up my mind or he was leaving and I would be charged $79 for the call-out. I knocked him down to $425. It took him 10 minutes to make the switch and 1 hour total with going to get the part. I called Axberg to complain the next day. Three days later they conceded the charge was a "bit" high and I was refunded $100. That still meant I was charged $325. There was never a $395 fee for getting on the roof so shame on that technician for gender discrimination, and Axberg you are charging about $295 / hr.
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