Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Haltom City. Most all of them typically require pro AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t decreased are the only things you can safely fix yourself. If you need to replace the filter, you can hasten the melting process by turning off the equipment and turning on 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 system freezes repeatedly, get in touch with Stark Services to correct the issue.

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

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

What causes a leak?

  • Weakened solder joints
  • Friction from piping rubbing against an object
  • Ruptured valves
  • Unsecured fittings

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

Dusty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil gets dirty and leads to issues much like a dusty filter. You’ll slowly get lower airflow until your equipment freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to contact Stark Services to take care of the issue.

Broken 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 irregular, going at full speed and going slower after it heats up. Or a relay may force it to run one time and not the following time. In either situation, you will need to get in touch with Stark Services to repair the problem.

Scheduling regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance might help you bypass this issue. Our Experts will comprehensively check and clean your equipment, which frequently allows us to discover minor issues before they cause large troubles.