Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Atlanta. Almost all of them frequently call for skilled AC repair.

Checking the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t decreased are the only tasks you can safely handle alone. If you need to replace the filter, you can accelerate the defrosting process by turning off the equipment and turning on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can turn it to heat mode until the ice is gone.

After the ice disappears, move the temp back to normal. If your system freezes a second time, contact Peachtree Service Experts to take care of the malfunction.

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

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

What causes a leak?

  • Weakened solder joints
  • Resistance from piping vibrating against an object
  • Broken valves
  • Unsecured fittings

How long your unit has been running and the spot of the leak play a role in whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Dirty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil gets dirty and creates issues similar to a clogged filter. You’ll gradually receive lower airflow until your equipment freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to call Peachtree Service Experts to take care of the problem.

Defective blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at the wrong speed or not working at all can create freezing. It may also be intermittent, running at maximum speed and going slower after it heats up. Or a relay can make it work one time and not the subsequent time. In either state, you will need to get in touch with Peachtree Service Experts to fix the trouble.

Booking annual AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance could help you skip this malfunction. Our professionals will thoroughly check and clean your equipment, which frequently allows us to locate small troubles before they turn into huge issues.