Why is my AC system freezing up?

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

Double-checking the air filter isn’t clogged and airflow isn’t decreased are the only tasks you can safely fix yourself. If you need to install a new the filter, you can speed up the melting process by turning off the unit and switching on 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 the temp back to normal. If your system freezes again, get in touch with Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts to repair the problem.

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

Insufficient refrigerant—A frozen system may be created by a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Weakened solder joints
  • Grating from piping rubbing against other components
  • Cracked valves
  • Slack fittings

How long your system has been installed and the location of the leak determine whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Dirty evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes troubles similar to a clogged filter. You’ll slowly get lower airflow until your system freezes or halts cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts to fix the malfunction.

Defective blower motor or relay—A blower motor working at the wrong speed or not turning on at all can cause freezing. It may also be intermittent, starting at maximum speed and going slower after it gets too hot. Or a relay could force it to start one time and not the next. In either situation, you will need to get in touch with Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts to correct the problem.

Scheduling annual AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance might help you bypass this malfunction. Our technicians will comprehensively check and clean your system, which usually allows us to discover little issues before they cause large issues.