An AC unit can freeze up due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes, these issues are fairly easy to fix on your own. Other times, you may need to reach out to an air conditioning professional.
A lack of airflow will cause your system to freeze up. That’s one reason why it’s important to take a proactive approach to AC maintenance. Keeping a close watch on your system can help you avoid problems in the future. Regular maintenance also helps ensure that you stay comfortable during the summer months. Here are a few tips of what you need to do if your AC unit is freezing up.
Check Your Filters
A clogged air filter can often cause your system to freeze up and make it impossible to keep your home comfortable. Dirt and debris on the filter restrict the flow of air, which can cause major problems. Replacing your filter every two or three months is the easiest way to avoid this problem.
Closed or Blocked Supply and Return Vents
Your AC unit can also freeze up if the supply and return vents are blocked or closed. For example, it’s common to experience problems if you have furniture or curtains blocking the return vents. Inspecting these vents to ensure they are free of any blockage is always a good idea if you are dealing with any AC issues.
Malfunctioning Blower Fan
A blower fan also plays a key role in keeping your AC system working. However, it can eventually get damaged over time, which causes it to not blow enough air. This will eventually cause the evaporator coil to freeze over, which keeps your AC system from working. You will need to reach out to HVAC professional to inspect your system.
Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers heating and air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance services for customers in Sonor, CA and the surrounding areas. Our experienced team can handle any issues with your system while making sure you are happy with the results. We also specialize in air quality services. Feel free to contact Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule a no-cost consultation and learn more about using our HVAC services!