Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Naples. Most all of them usually require professional AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t restricted are the only work you can safely handle yourself. If you need to install a new the filter, you can hasten the melting process by turning off the equipment and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can move it to heat mode until the ice is gone.

After the ice disappears, turn settings back to normal. If your system freezes again, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the problem.

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

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

What creates a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Friction from piping rubbing against other components
  • Ruptured valves
  • Unsecured fittings

How long your equipment has been working and the location of the leak play a part in whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Filthy evaporator coil—As time passes, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes issues resembling a dusty filter. You’ll gradually lose airflow until your equipment freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the problem.

Malfunctioning blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at an incorrect speed or not turning on at all can create freezing. It may also be sporadic, going at maximum speed and decelerating after it gets too hot. Or a relay could cause it to run one time and not the following time. In either state, you will need to call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to repair the issue.

Requesting yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you avoid this problem. Our professionals will meticulously examine and clean your equipment, which typically allows us to pinpoint small troubles before they become large problems.