Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up.

Checking the air filter isn’t dusty and airflow isn’t decreased are the only things you can safely handle on your own. If you need to put in a new the filter, you can accelerate the thawing process by disabling the equipment and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can move it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

After the ice is gone, move the temperature back to normal. If your unit freezes a second time, contact Eveready Service Experts to repair the malfunction.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—A frozen system 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—As time passes, the evaporator coil gets dirty 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 working at an incorrect speed or not working at all can cause freezing. It might also be sporadic, running at maximum speed and going slower after it gets too hot. Or a relay may force it to work one time and not the subsequent time. In either state, you will need to get in touch with Eveready Service Experts to fix the issue.

Scheduling yearly AC maintenance may help you skip this malfunction. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your system, which usually allows us to discover small problems before they cause major problems.

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