If your condensing unit freezing up is more of a problem than you think, you might want to consider trying to fix it yourself. However, if you’re going to do this, you’ll have to have some knowledge about how AC systems work. In fact, it will be very important for you to make sure that you know what you’re doing. Not only that, but you may also need to consult with someone who knows about how AC systems work. If not, you’re likely to damage the system and end up spending more money on repairs than you would on a good AC repair. You should know the reasons for the freezing up and then take the necessary steps to fix it.
Condensing units are basically a refrigerant and it takes a little extra energy to keep the refrigerant moving. The problem comes when the system’s compressor breaks down. The condensing unit is essentially the section of an AC system that is situated outside. If the unit suddenly shuts down then you have a faulty thermostat and must replace it. It is from this part of the system a break down in the condenser takes place. This part of the cooling system is what actually sends out the refrigerant to the rest of the unit. The condensation in the condenser can become trapped in it, causing the refrigerant to freeze in it, and the system is rendered useless.
Sometimes, however, the condensing unit will freeze up because the condensate pump is not working properly. The condensate pump is responsible for pushing out the refrigerant in the unit and maintaining the proper pressure. If the pump is not working properly, it could be causing the condensate to freeze inside the condensing unit instead of flowing out the condensate valve. To correct this problem, all you need to do is to disconnect the pump from the system and run a new pump back into the system to make sure that the pump is in good working order. If the problem is one of the condensate pumps, you can also try replacing the condensate pump itself.