You’re enjoying a warmer-than-usual summer day when all of a sudden you realize your AC isn’t blowing any air. You step out back to check the AC unit and it’s frozen over! It is not uncommon, especially during the brutal summer months of Arizona, to see an air conditioning unit completely covered in ice.
What causes an air conditioner to freeze?
One of the biggest causes of an air conditioner to freeze over is a dirty air filter. Without proper air flow, an AC unit will not properly flow. If your air conditioner is running continuously over a long period of time (especially during the summer), it’s important to change the air filter at least once a month to ensure proper flow.
Another reason for an AC unit to freeze over is a faulty fan. Without a properly working fan, the air does not circulate throughout the home.
An AC unit could also be lacking refrigerant or could be in need of new or cleaned evaporator coils. Your in-home thermostat could also be displaying the wrong information, causing you to force the air conditioning unit to work harder than it should.
How to prevent an air conditioner from freezing:
One of the best things you can do to do prevent your AC unit from freezing up is change your air filters at least every one to two months. This will ensure constant air flow throughout the home and will keep you and your family breathing well.
It’s also a good idea to invest in a preventive maintenance program to guarantee a cool and comfortable summer. With our Gold Star Member program, you’re entitled to a variety of discounted services that will help you save money and give you peace of mind!
For more information on how you can keep you and your family cool all summer long, contact us today!