Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Richmond. Most all of them typically call for skilled AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter isn’t dusty and airflow isn’t lowered are the only work you can safely handle on your own. If you need to install a new the filter, you can hasten the thawing process by disabling the unit 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 is gone, move the temperature back to normal. If your equipment freezes a second time, contact Eveready Service Experts to fix the issue.

Here are several other reasons why your equipment might be freezing up.

Insufficient refrigerant—Freezing up can be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

  • Fragile solder joints
  • Grating from piping rubbing against something
  • Broken valves
  • Unsecured 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.

Dirty evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes problems resembling a dirty filter. You’ll progressively lose airflow until your system freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to contact Eveready Service Experts to take care of the issue.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at an inaccurate speed or not turning on at all can lead to freezing. It can also be sporadic, running at top speed and going slower after it gets too hot. Or a relay may make it run one time and not the subsequent time. In either situation, you will need to get in touch with Eveready Service Experts to repair the issue.

Scheduling regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you skip this malfunction. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your system, which usually allows us to discover small troubles before they cause huge problems.