Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in West Chester. Almost all of them usually need experienced AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter isn’t dirty and airflow isn’t decreased 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 move it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

After the ice disappears, turn the temp back to normal. If your equipment freezes again, contact Wesley Wood Service Experts to correct the malfunction.

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

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

What creates a leak?

  • Fragile solder joints
  • Grating from piping rubbing against an object
  • Ruptured valves
  • Loose fittings

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

Dusty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil becomes dirty and leads to issues similar to a clogged filter. You’ll progressively lose airflow until your equipment 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 going at the wrong speed or not running at all can create freezing. It may also be sporadic, going at top speed and going slower after it gets too hot. 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.

Requesting annual AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you bypass this problem. Our professionals will meticulously check and clean your system, which frequently allows us to discover little problems before they become huge troubles.