Why Your AC Freezes Up


We all know how annoying it can be when your AC freezes up on a hot day. Even in the Florida winter, residents are often still in need of the cool air an AC unit provides. So, why exactly does an AC unit freeze up, anyway?

Del-Air, a leader in AC repair in Tampa, explains this phenomenon:

Blocked Air Flow

The first potential cause of a frozen air conditioner is typically the air flow in your home. When your home’s air flow is restricted, there’s no air moving through the air conditioning system to keep the condensate on the coil from freezing. The culprit is usually a dirty air filter. Fortunately, this is a simple problem to prevent.

For best results, arrange for the professionals at Del-Air to change out your air filters on a regular basis. Set reminders so you don’t forget to schedule these important appointments. You should also arrange for periodic tune-ups, as preventative maintenance can keep your system running stronger longer and minimize the need for expensive repairs.

Coolant Leaks

Then there’s the issue of refrigerant leaks. This is another common cause of your AC freezing up. Whenever you’re leaking Freon or another coolant, it’s a decision point for homeowners. When you have a leak, it’s best to either get it fixed or invest in a new AC, depending on the age of your current system.

If you do decide to replace your current system, Del-Air can help. Not only do we carry the latest systems by Carrier, Trane, and Lennox, but we also take the time to sit down with homeowners and help them choose the right option for their specific cooling needs.

Trust Your AC to the Experts

If freezing up is a common occurrence for your AC unit, don’t hesitate to contact Del-Air today. Leaders in AC installation and service, we specialize in repairing AC freeze ups and a range of other problems. From basic AC repair in Tampa to emergency repairs, we do it all quickly and with minimal disruption to your routine. Call 888-831-2665 to learn more about our Florida AC services, or contact the Del-Air team online.

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