Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

Your family relies on your AC system to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer. It’s possible your system will freeze up, which can often be seen on the copper tubing. There are a few reasons this can occur.

Inadequate Airflow

Your air conditioning system needs proper airflow to operate. When there isn’t enough airflow, your AC system may over-cool. To prevent this problem, make sure your outdoor AC unit has at least a foot of clearance around it from plants and other objects.

Clogged Air Filter

A clogged air filter in your HVAC system leads to many problems. One of these is your AC system freezing up. You need to replace the air filter at least every three months and more often if needed.

Poor Drainage

Your outdoor AC unit has a drainage system that removes moisture from it. If the drainage system gets clogged, it can cause water to gather behind it. To prevent this problem, check your AC system regularly to make sure water isn’t collecting near the outdoor AC unit or the evaporator coil.

One of the best ways to prevent problems like this is to have a professional perform an AC tune-up once a year. 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air in Asheville, NC, has been performing AC maintenance since 2007. We offer a thorough AC tune-up service at a reasonable price.

Thermostat Issue

The reason your air conditioner freezes up may be because of your thermostat setting. When you set the temperature too low, it causes over-cooling and condensation. You can prevent this problem by being reasonable in the desired temperature you set on it, as an air conditioning system can only do so much given the weather.

1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air is a full-service heating and cooling company. We install, tune-up and repair heaters and air conditioners. We can also help you with indoor air quality systems, air handlers, mini-split systems, garage heaters and solar power. Please get in touch with us today to find out more.