Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Refrigerant’

The Reason Your Air Conditioner Is Freezing

Monday, September 24th, 2018

evaporator-coilImagine this scenario:

Your air conditioner is acting funny one day. It doesn’t seem to be cooling your home much. You’re doubly sure it’s not cooling the home when you put your hand up to the air vent and feel very little air (despite the fact that you can hear the AC’s fan blowing). So you go to investigate, and what you find in your indoor AC unit is a giant, frozen over block of metal!

The block of metal is nothing unusual—that would be your evaporator coil. Read on to find out why a frozen evaporator coil is enough to warrant an emergency call with a North Olmsted HVAC company.

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How Does My Air Conditioner Use Refrigerant?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Most people know that an air conditioner relies on refrigerant to run. Refrigerant is a common term that applies to a number of different chemical compounds. What most people mistakenly assume is that air conditioners consume refrigerant the way a car consumes gasoline or motor oil, and that problems with low refrigerant stem from this.

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