Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are many reasons why your AC system freezes up in Elkhart. Most all of them frequently need experienced AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter is clean and airflow isn’t restricted are the only work you can safely handle without professional help. If you need to replace the filter, you can hasten the thawing process by turning off the equipment and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice is gone.

After the ice disappears, switch the temperature back to normal. If your unit freezes a second time, contact BW/Cook Service Experts to fix the malfunction.

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

Low refrigerant—Freezing could be a result of a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Grating from piping vibrating against an object
  • Broken valves
  • Loose fittings

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

Filthy evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and leads to problems much like a clogged filter. You’ll gradually lose airflow until your unit freezes or stops cooling. You’ll need to call BW/Cook Service Experts to fix the issue.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at an incorrect speed or not running at all can result in freezing. It can also be sporadic, running at top speed and decelerating after it gets warm. Or a relay can force it to run one time and not the following time. In either situation, you will need to get in touch with BW/Cook Service Experts to correct the problem.

Booking yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you skip this malfunction. Our Experts will fully examine and clean your system, which frequently allows us to find little issues before they turn into major issues.