Home Improvement Questions? Ask a Handyman for Answers
- What your going to need to do here is clean the filters if they are clogged up. If the filters are clogged, then the heat will not have any way of being taken out resulting in your coil and surrounding lines freezing up.
- Next you will want to make sure that your coil itself is clean. To access this, you will need to remove the side panel on the air-handler. Then coil sits above the filter and looks like the radiator of a car. If there is any residue, mold or plain old gunk built up on it, then you will need to call a service tech to come out and remove the coil, acid wash it and your unit will run fine.
- One last thing, if your unit has a leak, again you will have to have an AC tech come out. When he re-pressurizes your unit, he will inject a dye to see where the leak is so he can fix it. Any one of these conditions will cause this problem. Start with the most obvious first (the filter) and work your way from there.