Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Kansas City. Almost all of them typically call for professional AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t lowered are the only work you can safely take care of alone. If you need to install a new the filter, you can hasten the melting process by switching off the equipment and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

After the ice disappears, move the temp back to normal. If your system freezes again, contact Neal Harris Service Experts to take care of the problem.

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

Low refrigerant—A frozen system could be created by a refrigerant leak.

What causes a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Grating from piping rubbing against something
  • Broken valves
  • Unsecured fittings

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

Dusty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes troubles resembling a dusty filter. You’ll slowly receive lower airflow until your equipment freezes or halts cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Neal Harris Service Experts to repair the malfunction.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at the wrong speed or not running at all can create freezing. It may also be irregular, running at maximum speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or a relay could cause it to work one time and not the subsequent time. In either situation, you will need to call Neal Harris Service Experts to repair the issue.

Requesting yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you bypass this problem. Our technicians will thoroughly examine and clean your system, which typically allows us to discover minor problems before they turn into huge issues.