Several factors can cause system freezing. Most need to be corrected by contacting HAMCO.
There are a few things you can do to help prevent your system from freezing up, and also to do if you have found that your system is frozen.
Check that filter! A clogged air filter will cause lack of airflow. Airflow is necessary to keep cold air moving through your duct work. If your filter is clogged none of the warm air from your home is passing over your refrigerant coil, leaving the refrigerant inside cold for too long, thus ice build up occurs because the moisture on the coil freezes.
After replacing or cleaning, you can speed up the thawing process by turning the system off and turning on the fan. If you have a heat pump system, you can try turning the system to heating mode until the ice has melted. After the ice has melted, switch the system settings back to normal. If the system refreezes, contact Hamco to correct the problem.
In some cases, freezing is caused by a leak in the refrigerant lines. Weak solder joints, friction from piping rubbing or vibrating against an object, open valves or loose fittings are all factors that can cause leaks. When determining whether to have the system repaired or replaced, the age of the system and the nature and location of the leak are important considerations.
Dirty evaporator coil
Over time, the evaporator coil will become dirty. When this happens, you will begin to lose airflow, slowly enough that you probably would not realize it until it freezes up or cooling performance is compromised. At this point, you will need to contact Hamco to correct the problem.
Defective blower motor or relay
A blower motor not running at the proper speed or not running at all is another factor that can cause freezing. The motor operation may be intermittent, starting at full speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or, a relay could cause it to start one time and not the next. In either case, you will need to contact Hamco to correct the problem.