Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Cleveland. Nearly all of them typically require skilled AC repair.

Making sure the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t restricted are the only tasks you can safely take care of yourself. If you need to install a new the filter, you can hasten the melting process by switching off the unit and turning on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can turn it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

After the ice disappears, move settings back to normal. If your unit freezes again, contact Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the issue.

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

Low refrigerant—Freezing up could be created by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

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

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

Filthy evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil gets dirty and creates troubles resembling a clogged filter. You’ll slowly get lower airflow until your system freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the problem.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at an inaccurate speed or not working at all can cause freezing. It may also be sporadic, going at maximum speed and decelerating after it gets warm. 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 fix the trouble.

Booking yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you bypass this issue. Our professionals will comprehensively examine and clean your system, which often allows us to discover little issues before they cause large troubles.