Why There’s Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Fix It

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice appears in or around your cooling equipment. This may damage expensive components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at . Our repair techs are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in the U.S..

While there are multiple reasons ice may build up in or around your AC system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in combating the formation of ice.

Some of these routine tasks include the following:

Changing the Air Filter

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

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter consistently, a dirty coil might also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We encourage requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and stuffy. The most frequent culprit 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.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will affect the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the likelihood for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Indicate There’s a More Pressing Issue

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

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it might be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. Our installation process is straightforward and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even better value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not completely prepared for. With the Advantage Program, you’ll get a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation cost, and you get to retain all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no added cost.*

Don’t avoid ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at to request your appointment today. Whatever you need, we ensure you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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