Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up.

Checking the air filter isn’t dirty and airflow isn’t lowered are the only tasks you can safely fix without professional help. If you need to replace the filter, you can speed up the thawing process by turning off the equipment and turning on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

After the ice disappears, turn the temperature back to normal. If your unit freezes again, contact Wesley Wood Service Experts to correct the issue.

Here are a couple other other reasons why your system may be freezing up.

Not enough refrigerant—Freezing may be created by a refrigerant leak.

What causes a leak?

  • Fragile solder joints
  • Grating from piping vibrating against other components
  • Cracked valves
  • Loose fittings

How long your equipment has been installed and the spot of the leak play a part in whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Dusty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil becomes dirty and creates issues similar to a dusty filter. You’ll progressively lose airflow until your unit freezes or halts cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Wesley Wood Service Experts to take care of the problem.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at the wrong speed or not running at all can create freezing. It may also be sporadic, running at maximum speed and going slower after it gets warm. Or a relay might cause it to start one time and not the subsequent time. In either case, you will need to call Wesley Wood Service Experts to repair the issue.

Booking annual AC maintenance may help you skip this problem. Our professionals will meticulously check and clean your system, which frequently allows us to discover little troubles before they become huge issues.

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