Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Cocoa. Nearly all of them usually call for pro AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t lowered are the only things you can safely take care of yourself. If you need to install a new the filter, you can hasten the defrosting process by turning off the equipment and switching on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can move it to heat mode until the ice has disappeared.

After the ice is gone, switch the temperature back to normal. If your equipment freezes a second time, get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to correct the problem.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—Freezing could be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What causes a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Friction from piping jarring against an object
  • Broken valves
  • Slack fittings

How long your system has been working and the area of the leak determine whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Dirty evaporator coil—As time passes, the evaporator coil becomes dirty and leads to troubles similar to a dirty filter. You’ll gradually get lower airflow until your system freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the malfunction.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor running at an incorrect speed or not working at all can result in freezing. It may also be sporadic, running at top speed and going slower after it gets warm. Or a relay could make it start one time and not the following time. In either situation, you will need to get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the trouble.

Scheduling regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance might help you skip this issue. Our professionals will fully examine and clean your system, which typically allows us to pinpoint little troubles before they turn into huge problems.