Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Ocala. Almost all of them typically call for professional AC repair.

Checking the air filter isn’t dusty and airflow isn’t restricted are the only things you can safely fix alone. If you need to put in a new the filter, you can hasten the melting 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 is gone.

After the ice melts, turn settings back to normal. If your system freezes a second time, get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the issue.

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

Not enough refrigerant—A frozen system could be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Grating from piping rubbing against other components
  • Broken valves
  • Slack fittings

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

Dirty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and creates troubles resembling a dirty filter. You’ll progressively get lower airflow until your equipment freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to contact Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the malfunction.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at the wrong speed or not working at all can result in freezing. It can also be intermittent, running at maximum speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or a relay can force it to work one time and not the following time. In either situation, you will need to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to correct the issue.

Requesting yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you skip this problem. Our pros will meticulously check and clean your equipment, which frequently allows us to find little troubles before they turn into major troubles.