Why Do AC’s Freeze Up?

Bryant AC PumpIf you notice that your AC freezes up, there are a number of reasons that could cause the problem. You may be surprised to find the coils of your conditioner coated with ice even when the temperatures are warm. Do not worry if you experience such a problem because it is possible to fix it. As soon as you notice the air conditioner freeze-up, turn the unit off and let it stay off for a short while. Give the ice coating a chance to defrost before you check the system.

Insufficient Flow of Air

If there is not enough air going in and out of your AC, it may freeze. If you suspect that there could be a problem with the airflow, you probably have a blockage somewhere. Your intake register, AC filter or ductwork could be clogged. To prevent blockage, change your air filter often and have your ductwork cleaned.

Poor Maintenance

Regular and proper maintenance of your AC unit is the most reliable way to prevent problems including air conditioner freeze-up. If you do not care for your AC, you may experience the problem. Hire a professional and experienced specialist to perform maintenance services on your AC regularly. The specialist will check your system to ensure that it is in good working condition.

Low Refrigerant

Your AC may freeze if it is low on refrigerant. Refrigerant cools your home. If t escapes and the levels drop, your AC will freeze up. You may get low refrigerant on your AC if your system has leaked. In such instances, you need the help of a qualified AC technician to resolve the problem and determine why t occurred. Determining the cause of the problem may help to prevent reoccurrence. You may decide to invest in a new AC if your system is too old.

Faulty Thermostats and Drainage

If you have any reason to suspect that your thermostats and drainage are not working as they should contact a technician before your AC freezes up. During the process of cooling air, your AC turns water vapor into liquid. If there is a freeze, the ice will keep the liquid from draining and therefore affect the functioning and energy-efficiency of your system. Always check the drainpipes to ensure that they are not clogged. Repairing thermostats and drainage can be costly.

WA Air Conditioning Can Help You!

If you have any problems with your AC in Trinity, Huntsville, and the surrounding areas, contact WA Air Conditioning, Heating & Air Quality. We have affordable rates and an experienced team ready to serve you!

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August 28, 2018 1:18 am