by Techcool| July 9, 2020
Is your AC Freezing Up? Causes and Solutions that will hopefully help you not have this issue.
While many of you probably are wondering how this is even possible, others have found yourself on this page because it has happened to you.
Your AC all of a sudden isn’t working as it should and you go to check on it and visually can see ice build-up on the unit.
The first thing you should do is shut the unit off so that you don’t do any further damage to it. Next, we need to address the situation and determine what is causing the freezing.
The first thing we check is the airflow. Is the filter clogged up?
Do you know where the filter is and do you check it often?
Similar to furnaces, you need to keep all your AC filters clean and replace them often.
Also, take a look around the unit itself and be sure that it is free of debris that might have blown up onto it.
Things such as plastic bags, leaves, and other debris can block the airflow and stop the unit from working properly.
These are simple fixes that even a homeowner can look into.
If you are bad and remembering to change your filters, maybe set an alarm to go off on your phone. Or do it when on a certain day every year, such as father’s day or mother’s day.
These are easy to remember and yet you can save the wear and tear on your unit. Having clean filters also allows your unit to run more efficiently and economically.
It is really important for your AC to work properly. Also, schedule a tune-up and your AC maintenance at the same time. We use our AC a lot here and because of this, they need to be tuned up often.
If your AC Freezes Up of course, there are other reasons for this. Refrigerant leaks are another common issue we see here.
As our units sit outside they experience extreme temperature shifts over the course of time. This can cause expansion and contraction that can loosen up the joints of the machine.
When you have a leak, it isn’t always easy to find. This can be a costly repair that may be a telling sign it is time for a new unit.
This will, of course, depend on how old your unit is and other determining factors that we can discuss with you.
With a leak, you can have your AC repairman top off your coolant and see how it goes. This could last a few hours to up to a few months, depending on the leak and where it is at.
It may last until the temperature drops again where the contraction of the metals allows for it to leak out.
We have seen people run units like this for a few years and simply call us in the spring when the weather starts to be consistently hot again.
Air conditioners are simple machines really. They consisted of a few many components so troubleshooting them isn’t a complex system.
However, when you have a problem you should contact the experts to help you with it. AC units are dangerous for homeowners to work on and can cause electrocution if you don’t know what you are doing.
If your AC unit is freezing up and you are not sure what to do, give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Outdoor temperatures can also be a reason for a frozen unit. AC units are not meant to work in cooler temperatures.
If you have forgotten and left your unit on while the outdoor temperatures have dropped, then turn the unit off as soon as you discover the problem and wait.
The most important part to get from this is that you need to shut off the unit as soon as you notice it is frozen up. All it to thaw out and call a professional to come and take a look.
If you don’t get the regular maintenance done on your AC unit, then you will probably have other things that have gone wrong as well.
It is important to maintain your unit and have it looked over by a professional at least once a year.
We count on our AC for most of the year. In the summertime, our temperatures can get scorching hot. Don’t wait to have your air conditioning looked at.
Take the time in the spring to have the system checked out by a professional to ensure you won’t need to look up problems such as “AC Freezing Up? Causes and Solutions”.
Most of the time this can be avoided by replacing the filters and testing the systems. Be sure that you do this regularly to ensure your AC is there and waiting for you when the heat gets turned up outside.
We work on residential and commercial AC units. It is important for us to keep everyone cool.
We take the time to go over the system completely and make note of its current condition. Should we see something that may be a problem in the future, we will mention it to you.
It is important to us that our clients receive nothing but top-notch services. We believe in keeping our clients posted and informed on anything we do to their units.
This allows them to keep a running record of what has been done, should there be an issue down the road.
We work with you to get you the air conditioner system that will work for your particular space. Every space is different and needs a unit that is sized to the area.
Whether it is commercial or residential, we can help. We work with all different types of AC units as well.
If you have a complex commercial one or have a simple window unit that needs servicing. We can help. Most AC units are servable.
However, if you have a very old unit, you might want to consider looking at replacing it. We can help you with that too.
Call us on (702) 808-4423 today and let’s take a look at that frozen AC unit.