Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Savannah. Almost all of them usually require skilled AC repair.

Making sure the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t lowered are the only things you can safely take care of without professional help. If you need to replace the filter, you can accelerate the defrosting process by turning off the unit and turning 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, move the temperature back to normal. If your unit freezes repeatedly, contact Coastal Service Experts to repair the malfunction.

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

Low refrigerant—Freezing up can be created by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

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

How long your system has been running 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 gets dirty and causes issues resembling a clogged filter. You’ll slowly get lower airflow until your unit freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to call Coastal Service Experts to take care of the issue.

Defective blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at an incorrect speed or not running at all can create freezing. It could also be intermittent, going at top speed and decelerating after it gets warm. Or a relay could force it to work one time and not the following time. In either state, you will need to get in touch with Coastal Service Experts to correct the issue.

Booking regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you skip this malfunction. Our pros will thoroughly examine and clean your unit, which typically allows us to pinpoint little problems before they cause large troubles.