Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are a lot of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Fort Worth. Almost all of them typically need skilled AC repair.

Checking the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t lowered are the only things you can safely handle without professional help. If you need to replace the filter, you can hasten the thawing process by switching off the system 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 disappears, move the temp back to normal. If your equipment freezes a second time, contact Calverley Service Experts to correct the issue.

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

Low refrigerant—A frozen system can be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

  • Weakened solder joints
  • Resistance from piping jarring against other parts
  • Broken valves
  • Slack fittings

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

Dusty evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and leads to issues similar to a dusty filter. You’ll progressively get lower airflow until your equipment freezes or halts cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Calverley Service Experts to take care of the malfunction.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at the wrong speed or not turning on at all can create freezing. It can also be sporadic, running at full speed and going slower after it heats up. Or a relay may cause it to run one time and not the next. In either state, you will need to contact Calverley Service Experts to fix the issue.

Scheduling annual AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you bypass this issue. Our Experts will comprehensively inspect and clean your unit, which usually allows us to pinpoint minor troubles before they become major troubles.