Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in East Syracuse. Nearly all of them typically need experienced AC repair.

Making sure the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t lowered are the only things you can safely take care of alone. If you need to install a new the filter, you can hasten the thawing process by disabling the equipment and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice has disappeared.

After the ice melts, switch settings back to normal. If your equipment freezes a second time, contact Falso Service Experts to repair the issue.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—Freezing up may be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What causes a leak?

  • Weakened solder joints
  • Resistance from piping vibrating against an object
  • Broken valves
  • Slack fittings

How long your equipment has been installed and the spot 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 leads to issues resembling a clogged filter. You’ll gradually lose airflow until your equipment freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to contact Falso Service Experts to take care of the problem.

Defective blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at an incorrect speed or not working at all can lead to freezing. It might also be irregular, starting at top speed and going slower after it gets warm. Or a relay might force it to start one time and not the subsequent time. In either situation, you will need to call Falso Service Experts to fix the problem.

Scheduling yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you avoid this issue. Our professionals will fully inspect and clean your equipment, which usually allows us to spot little problems before they turn into huge issues.