Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are lots of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Oklahoma City. Almost all of them usually call for professional AC repair.

Checking the air filter isn’t dirty and airflow isn’t restricted are the only tasks you can safely take care of alone. If you need to put in a new the filter, you can speed up the melting process by switching off the unit and turning on the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can move it to heat mode until the ice is gone.

After the ice is gone, turn the temperature back to normal. If your equipment freezes a second time, get in touch with Gordon's Service Experts to take care of the issue.

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

Low refrigerant—Freezing up could be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What leads to a leak?

  • Weakened solder joints
  • Grating from piping jarring against something
  • Cracked valves
  • Slack fittings

How long your system has been installed and the spot of the leak play a role in whether you should repair or replace your AC system.

Dirty evaporator coil—Over time, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes issues resembling a dusty filter. You’ll slowly get lower airflow until your system freezes or quits cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Gordon's Service Experts to fix the issue.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at an incorrect speed or not working at all can result in freezing. It might also be irregular, running at full speed and decelerating after it heats up. Or a relay might make it work one time and not the subsequent time. In either state, you will need to get in touch with Gordon's Service Experts to correct the issue.

Scheduling yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance can help you bypass this malfunction. Our techs will fully examine and clean your unit, which often allows us to find minor troubles before they become huge issues.