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Everything You Need To Know If Your HVAC Unit Is Frozen

Published: November 17, 2021

HVAC units can freeze up for a variety of reasons, but if you find yours frozen during these colder months, you could be in for an extremely uncomfortable living situation. Unfortunately, if your HVAC unit is frozen, it’s probably because routine maintenance wasn’t performed. I know it can seem unnecessary if you aren’t having any issues to schedule a technician to come and take a look, but it’s crucial to ensure that your HVAC unit is properly serviced. If you do find yourself with a frozen HVAC Unit, here is everything you need to know.

What Exactly Is A Frozen Unit?

A frozen unit is exactly what it sounds like. When you have a frozen HVAC unit, it means the unit is freezing over and not naturally thawing out.

What Will Happen If My Unit Is Frozen?

If your HVAC unit is frozen, that means something is broken. It could be due to many reasons such as low refrigerant levels, problems with your refrigeration system, or debris clogging your ducts. Unfortunately, this can mean costly repairs if you don’t address the issue immediately.

Why Is This Happening In The Winter?

The weather in your area can have a huge impact on your HVAC unit. In Alabama, as we all know, there are certain times when we can have warm winter weather days. These warm days can create a build-up of moisture in the unit. When those days are followed by cold days, this moisture can freeze up, making it difficult for the unit to function as it should normally. 

How Do You Unfreeze The Unit?

To unfreeze our unit, try these steps first: switch off your thermostat and turn on your fan. This should defrost the ice. If you try this and it doesn’t seem to work, we recommend speaking with a licensed technician as they will be able to fix the issue for you.

If you think you’re experiencing any of the above issues, or if you’d like to get ahead before they happen, contact the professionals at Service Tech. We would love to help you have a comfortable winter so that you can enjoy what matters most this holiday season.

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