Why Does My Air Conditioning Keep Freezing Up
So before we jump into the actual solutions of why your air conditioning system is freezing up, let’s talk about the why behind it freezing up. Welcome back. I’m Rick Cubas owner of Preferred Air Conditioning Heating and Plumbing, serving the entire Coachella Valley, all the way from Palm Springs to Indio and everything in between!
So, we’re going to address that problem of Why Does My Air Conditioning Keep Freezing Up.
So in a previous video, we talked a little bit about the condensation that builds around your toilet tank right. And how we don’t want it there, well in air conditioning systems we want condensation to be flowing because that’s an indication that the air conditioning system is doing its job and when we don’t see the condensation, we now know we have a serious problem going on with your air conditioning system.
And today we’re going to talk about three possible solutions to this problem. So one of the possible solutions is simply replacing your thermostat. You could have a faulty thermostat and we do this all the time for our customers replacing these these units. This is the brains behind the operation of your system.
It’s what controls the air flow going across your coils, and if you don’t have the proper airflow going across your coils you’re Going to have your system freezing up on you. So why am I doing this? But I want you to do is actually go to an air vent. You’ll see it either on your wall or in the ceiling and feel if you have warm air coming out of the vents.
So you have your thermostat set at 75 – 76, whatever your desired temperature is, but your feeling for the air and it’s just super warm coming out and it’s uh, you know over a 100 degrees outside.
So, now this solution is not something you’re going to be able to do yourself because of the fact of the federal government regulations on refrigerant charging. So we are EPA Certified which allows us to handle refrigerant and install that in your system.
Okay. So, the second solution is simply not having the proper amounts of refrigerant in your air conditioning system. Typically, it’s too low and it’s simply too low because it was either installed improperly or you might even have a leak in the system and that’s where we come in to help out.
So hey before I move on to number three, I want to share a bonus for you guys. So there’s a misconception out there that you need to have your air conditioning system filled with freon every single year. Year that is incorrect a 100%!! If you have to fill up your system every year, I have to tell you you’ve got a lot of other problems going on and it’s causing a lot more stress on your air conditioning system.
It’s shortening the life of your air conditioning system and quite honestly, you’re not getting the comfort you deserve out there. So the idea is to find the leak in the system. So as an example think about this for a second, when’s the last time you actually filled up your refrigerator with freon? Or said, ”Hey, my refrigerator is not cooling.
And so I need you to fill her up with some more freon!” It doesn’t happen because it’s a closed system. Your air conditioning system is identical to that situation. So as promised number three solution is really almost free and that is replacing your air filter.
Now, this is what your air filter should look like. Now, obviously it gets dirty over time and needs to be replaced. Well, this is what we find quite often out there in the field where you have a really dirty air filter and as you can see with all this dirt and debris on the It’s going to restrict the amount of airflow going across those coils. Remember what like we talked about in the beginning airflow is a major issue in having those coils freeze over and this is what’s restricting that airflow. So, simply remove this and replace it. It’s either going to be underneath your furnace or it’s going to be on the wall underneath your furnace or it’s going to be in the ceiling above where you have the suction are returned.
Okay, so I know what’s on your mind at this point and that is how often should I replace my air filters? Well you know, that question is lots of different variables to that question. It really depends on how often you use the system. How many people you have in the house? How many pets do you have in the house? And so at bare minimum you want to replace him at least twice a year? A lot of people replace them four times a year.
But again, it just depends on how often you use that air conditioning system, but simply check it from time to time and look at the difference. If you can put this up to the sun and you can see through it pretty good. That’s an indicator, but really it’s just common sense. Is it dirty replace it? So there you have it Coachella Valley give you three solutions to the reason why your air conditioning systems freezing up. Actually I give you a bonus forthright.
So at the end of the day if this is a bit overwhelming or you just have some more questions, feel free to give us a call. The number is right here on the screen. We’d love to hear from you. My name is Rick Cubis owner of Preferred Air Conditioning Heating and Plumbing, servicing the entire Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Indio and everything in between. Until next time.
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