If air flow isn't the concern, then there’s the issue of refrigerant leaks. This is another common cause of your A/C freezing up. Whenever you're leaking Freon or other 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 A/C, depending on the age of your current system.
Yes, you can get an HVAC company to top off your coolant and get your system up and running again. However, it’s a temporary fix — and there’s no telling how long it will last. It could go a couple of months or a couple of weeks or a couple of hours before your A/C is frozen again.
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If you suspect a leak, contact a professional HVAC company as soon as possible. Let a licensed technician pinpoint and repair the A/C issue before it causes any other headaches.
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Editor's note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted on Sept. 16, 2014.