How to Prevent Your Air Conditioner From Freezing Up

We’re in the hottest part of the summer and your air conditioner is working overtime. The added stress of running your air conditioning all day takes a toll. Your AC system can freeze up, which definitely makes it  inconvenient, hot in your house or business and may lead to costly, unplanned repairs.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to prevent a frozen air conditioner.

1. Refrigerant Charge

Every year, schedule a routine inspection with your air conditioning repair team. During your evaluation, professionals check to make sure your HVAC system is free of leaks, damage or worn parts. Plus, your air conditioning company can refill the coolant at the same time. With the proper coolant levels, the odds of your unit freezing over are significantly decreased. In the past, I thought that spending money on a service contract was silly and a waste of money, but when it’s time for service or check-up, I find that with a contract I am first in line and if there are any issues, I am also on the VIP list.

2. Help With Air Flow

A key factor to a healthy HVAC system that never freezes up is proper air flow. Every season, swap out your air filters. This way, you can rest easy knowing you and your family are breathing perfectly filtered air and your unit isn’t at risk of freezing due to air flow issues.

3. Factor in Outdoor Temperatures

As a general rule of thumb, your air conditioning system should not be turned on if outdoor temperatures are 60 degrees or below. By opening windows, you’ll save money on energy bills and give your unit a much-needed break while staying comfortable. Easily enjoy a cool summer breeze and avoid an AC freeze at the same time.

And, when your Air conditioner isn’t in use, such as the winter months, be sure to cover it with a properly fitting air conditioner cover that protects the unit, prevents condensation and keeps out the harsh weather, such as the covers created by AC Covers.