Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Fort Wayne. Nearly all of them typically require experienced AC repair.

Checking the air filter isn’t dirty and airflow isn’t lowered are the only work you can safely fix yourself. If you need to put in a new the filter, you can speed up the defrosting process by disabling 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, turn settings back to normal. If your equipment freezes again, get in touch with Rolf Griffin Service Experts to repair the malfunction.

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

Low refrigerant—Freezing could be created by a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Resistance from piping jarring against other components
  • Broken valves
  • Loose fittings

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

Dusty evaporator coil—As time passes, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and creates issues resembling a dusty filter. You’ll slowly get lower airflow until your equipment freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Rolf Griffin Service Experts to repair the malfunction.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at an incorrect speed or not running at all can lead to freezing. It could also be intermittent, starting at full speed and decelerating after it gets warm. Or a relay can force it to start one time and not the subsequent time. In either state, you will need to get in touch with Rolf Griffin Service Experts to correct the trouble.

Scheduling yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you skip this malfunction. Our techs will meticulously inspect and clean your equipment, which usually allows us to pinpoint small issues before they turn into major problems.