Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Shreveport. Nearly all of them frequently need skilled AC repair.

Double-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 replace the filter, you can speed up the melting process by switching off the system and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice has disappeared.

After the ice melts, switch the temp back to normal. If your system freezes again, get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to correct the malfunction.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—A frozen system can be a result of a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

  • Fragile solder joints
  • Resistance from piping jarring against other components
  • Broken 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—Over time, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and leads to problems similar to a dusty filter. You’ll gradually lose airflow until your system freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to contact Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to fix the malfunction.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor running at an incorrect speed or not running at all can lead to freezing. It may also be sporadic, starting at top speed and decelerating after it heats up. Or a relay may force it to work one time and not the following time. In either situation, you will need to get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to correct the issue.

Scheduling regular AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance could help you skip this malfunction. Our professionals will thoroughly examine and clean your system, which frequently allows us to find little problems before they become major issues.