Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Columbus. Almost all of them typically call for experienced AC repair.

Making sure the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t restricted are the only tasks you can safely fix on your own. If you need to put in a new the filter, you can speed up the melting process by switching off the equipment and switching on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can turn it to heat mode until the ice is gone.

After the ice is gone, turn the temperature back to normal. If your system freezes a second time, contact Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the malfunction.

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

Not enough refrigerant—Freezing up may be created by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

  • Fragile solder joints
  • Friction from piping jarring against something
  • Broken valves
  • Unsecured fittings

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

Filthy evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and creates problems similar to a dusty filter. You’ll progressively lose airflow until your system freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the malfunction.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at the wrong speed or not running at all can result in freezing. It can also be sporadic, starting at maximum speed and decelerating after it heats up. Or a relay could make it run one time and not the subsequent time. In either state, you will need to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the issue.

Requesting regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance might help you skip this malfunction. Our technicians will fully check and clean your equipment, which usually allows us to notice small problems before they cause huge issues.