Why is my AC system freezing up?

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

Checking the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t lowered are the only tasks you can safely fix on your own. If you need to replace the filter, you can accelerate the thawing process by switching off the system and using 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, move the temp back to normal. If your unit freezes again, contact Air Engineers Service Experts to fix the malfunction.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—Freezing may be created by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Friction from piping jarring against something
  • Ruptured valves
  • Slack fittings

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

Dusty evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes troubles resembling a dusty filter. You’ll gradually get lower airflow until your equipment freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to contact Air Engineers Service Experts to fix the issue.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor running at the wrong speed or not working at all can create freezing. It may also be sporadic, going at full speed and going slower after it heats up. Or a relay may force it to work one time and not the following time. In either state, you will need to contact Air Engineers Service Experts to correct the problem.

Requesting yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you skip this problem. Our technicians will meticulously check and clean your unit, which often allows us to spot minor troubles before they cause major troubles.