Why is my AC system freezing up?

There are a lot of reasons why your AC system freezes up in Pierre. Most all of them usually require skilled AC repair.

Double-checking the air filter isn’t dirty and airflow isn’t restricted are the only things you can safely handle on your own. If you need to replace the filter, you can accelerate the melting process by disabling the equipment and using the fan. If you have a heat pump, you can switch it to heat mode until the ice has melted.

After the ice melts, move the temperature back to normal. If your system freezes repeatedly, get in touch with Peitz Service Experts to fix the problem.

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

Not enough refrigerant—A frozen system could be caused by a refrigerant leak.

What creates a leak?

  • Weak solder joints
  • Resistance from piping jarring against other components
  • Ruptured valves
  • Slack fittings

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

Filthy evaporator coil—Throughout the seasons, the evaporator coil attracts dirt and causes troubles resembling a clogged filter. You’ll gradually get lower airflow until your system freezes or halts cooling. You’ll need to get in touch with Peitz Service Experts to take care of the problem.

Broken blower motor or relay—A blower motor going at the wrong speed or not running at all can create freezing. It may also be intermittent, running at full speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or a relay could make it start one time and not the following time. In either case, you will need to contact Peitz Service Experts to correct the trouble.

Requesting yearly AC maintenance or heat pump maintenance may help you bypass this issue. Our technicians will fully check and clean your unit, which typically allows us to locate small troubles before they become major issues.