Running your air conditioner for too long without rests can create a freeze-up

I looked at the thermostat and it was reading 80 degrees in the apartment with 60 degrees being the target temperature

My boyfriend and I just celebrated our one year anniversary. He took me to my favorite sushi restaurant and then we walked out on the nearby fishing pier to watch the sunset over the ocean. It was a wonderful night that had me thinking about our future and the very real possibility of marriage. I was hardly ever obsessed with the idea, but it surely crossed my mind during our months of time together. I probably thought about marriage more with him than with any other partner I’ve ever had. To test the waters a bit, I have been encouraging my boyfriend to stay over at my apartment to see what a trial run of us living together would be like. I want to see how we get along side by side on a daily basis before I allow myself to become anymore hopelessly attached than I am right now. Thus far, we have got along extremely well and he even cleans around the apartment and offers to cook for me regularly. Unfortunately, we had our first serious fight last week after I came home from work one night. He stayed home that day to rest from having a chest cold. When I walked in the door, the air felt warm and humid, as if the air conditioner had been turned off for the entire duration of the afternoon. I looked at the thermostat and it was reading 80 degrees in the apartment with 60 degrees being the target temperature. Not a second went by before I got livid and demanded my boyfriend explain what he was thinking. The air conditioner had frozen from moisture building up and turning into ice on the evaporator coil, essnetially preventing any of the air to get chilled. The air coming from the vents was warm to the touch and it took and hour of letting the machine rest to get it to fully defrost and work again.

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