How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice collects in or around your cooling system. This might negatively affect expensive components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to contact our cooling Experts at 217-689-2469. Our technicians are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Champaign.

While there are several reasons ice can build up in or around your AC system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in halting the formation of ice.

Some of these important tasks include the following:

Putting in a New the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air won’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a central step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend looking at your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you change your air filter regularly, a dirty coil may also ice over. Chief/Bauer Service Experts experts will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We advise scheduling air conditioning maintenance every year to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common source of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at Chief/Bauer Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

Chief/Bauer Service Experts offers detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the likelihood for major problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Indicate There’s a Bigger Situation

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts forever. And if you have an older one that requires R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being distributed.

If you’re constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it could be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Champaign. Our installation process is quick and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even greater value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not totally prepared for. With the Advantage Program, you’ll receive a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation fee, and you get to hold onto all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no extra cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a second longer. Get in touch with Chief/Bauer Service Experts at 217-689-2469 to request your appointment today. Whatever you need, we guarantee you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


*Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.

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