Refrigerators and air conditioners are cooling systems that have grown in demand, especially with climate change. But while it’s normal for a refrigerator to build ice over time, having ice in your air conditioner is a different story. As a matter of fact, ice in your air conditioner could indicate a problem.
If you notice water dripping outside your air conditioner, don’t panic because that is completely normal especially during the summer. Water in your air conditioner is a result of condensation and this condensation is drained outside your air conditioner system. But when water is trickling from inside your unit and you notice your drip pan is overflowing with water, then one possible explanation for this is ice melting in your air conditioner. Unfortunately, the mass of ice will drip water outside of the drain pan in some cases.
Another indicator that there’s ice in your air conditioner is when you start hearing sounds of tiny pieces of ice breaking. This is the same sound a defrosted refrigerator makes. Ice in your air conditioner can cause serious damage to your unit especially if you keep using it. Our suggestion is, once you notice ice in your air conditioner, turn it off immediately and call an air conditioner cleaning company, otherwise it might be too late and the only solution you have is to have your air conditioner replaced.
You’re probably wondering why ice develops in your unit. Ice can form if your air conditioner is dirty. If you choose to continue operating your unit, it could damage your compressor and other remaining parts of your air conditioner and if the damage becomes severe, you might have to replace your air conditioner. There are instances where an air conditioner does not get damaged right away but if you continue using it despite its state, it will use up a great deal of electricity and it will not operate as efficiently as it used to.
Don’t wait for this happen, now is the time to set up a regular cleaning schedule with your trusted air conditioner cleaning company. Having professionals clean your air conditioner on a scheduled basis will ensure that your unit is in perfect working condition.
An air conditioner is a complicated piece of machinery and it requires trained professionals to remove its dirt and dust. It also consists of electrical wiring so if you don’t know how to properly clean it, you’ll run the risk of getting yourself electrocuted.
At HydroKleen you can be confident that none of this will happen.
HydroKleen specialises in cleaning and santising air conditioners to remove organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew. Our comprehensive air conditioning cleaning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean and that your air conditioner will operate smoothly.