Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze?

If it’s not a blizzard outside and your air conditioner is covered in ice, shut it off immediately! Then pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule a service call to diagnose the problem. It may be a relatively easy problem to fix, but if you don’t get it looked at by a trained professional, the simple fix could cause a complete breakdown of your air conditioning system. Air conditioner freeze up can happen due to:

  • Insufficient, obstructed airflow
  • Low refrigerant levels or even a minor refrigerant leak
  • Out of sync thermostats
  • Improper fan operation

Each of these problems require the keen eye of a professional technician to diagnose and repair. Without our intervention, you may soon be looking for a new air conditioning unit to keep you cool this summer. Before that happens, contact Oosterveld Heating for expert local service. ClimateCare is a network of independent contractors throughout Ontario that meet high quality operating standards. We stand ready to diagnose and repair any problems with your heating and cooling system.

Air filter replacement and AC maintenance

Unobstructed airflow is one key component in modern air conditioner design. Dirty air filters and closed registers force your air conditioner to work harder than it should. Filter replacement and other regular maintenance tasks can add years to the life of your AC. During an annual maintenance visit, our technicians check refrigerant levels, clean and lubricate mechanical parts and inspect wear on moving parts. We stand behind our workmanship, so you can be sure your air conditioner will deliver relief from the heat all summer long.

Choose a maintenance plan to keep your AC healthy

A WeCare Protection or Maintenance Plan is one of the best ways to keep your air conditioner from freezing up when you need it to cool you down. Oosterveld Heating service technicians make sure your heating and cooling system gets the proper care at the right time. With regular maintenance, the chances of air conditioner freeze up are greatly reduced. If there ever is a problem, with a WeCare Protection Plus plan, there won’t be a charge for a service call. Repairs are included.

The ClimateCare advantage

Oosterveld Heating is trained and ready to meet your maintenance and repair needs. As a locally owned business, we work to earn your respect and trust. If you call usto ask “Why do air conditioners freeze?” you will get a prompt return call. Better yet, contact us to find out about a WeCare Protection or Maintenance Plan and take the worry away.