Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Gainesville. Almost all of them frequently need experienced AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter isn’t dusty and airflow isn’t decreased are the only work you can safely take care of alone. If you need to replace the filter, you can speed up the melting process by disabling the equipment and switching on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

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

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

Low refrigerant—A frozen system may be created by a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Resistance from piping jarring against other parts
  • Broken valves
  • Unsecured fittings

How long your system has been installed 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 becomes dirty and creates troubles resembling a clogged filter. You’ll slowly lose airflow until your equipment freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to contact Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to fix the malfunction.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at an inaccurate speed or not turning on at all can result in freezing. It might also be intermittent, going at top speed and going slower after it heats up. Or a relay can make it start one time and not the next. In either case, you will need to get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to fix the problem.

Requesting yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you bypass this problem. Our techs will fully examine and clean your unit, which usually allows us to discover minor issues before they cause major problems.