Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are a lot of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Albany. Almost all of them typically require pro AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t decreased are the only tasks you can safely fix alone. If you need to put in a new the filter, you can speed up the thawing process by turning off the equipment and switching 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, turn settings back to normal. If your equipment freezes repeatedly, get in touch with D.A. Bennett Service Experts to repair the issue.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—A frozen system could be a result of a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Fragile solder joints
  • Friction from piping rubbing against other parts
  • Ruptured valves
  • Loose fittings

How long your equipment has been running and the location of the leak determine whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Dusty evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil becomes dirty and causes issues much like a clogged filter. You’ll progressively get lower airflow until your unit freezes or halts cooling. You’ll need to contact D.A. Bennett Service Experts to take care of the malfunction.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at the wrong speed or not turning on at all can lead to freezing. It may also be irregular, going at maximum speed and going slower after it heats up. Or a relay can cause it to run one time and not the subsequent time. In either situation, you will need to call D.A. Bennett Service Experts to fix the issue.

Requesting regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance could help you bypass this malfunction. Our techs will comprehensively examine and clean your equipment, which frequently allows us to catch minor troubles before they cause large problems.