Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Fix It

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But occasionally things don’t work like they should and ice builds up in or around your cooling system. This may harm delicate components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 512-592-3072 . Our repair techs are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Austin.

While there are lots of reasons ice might form in or around your air conditioner, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in halting the formation of ice.

Some of these useful tasks include the following:

Putting in a New the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air can’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a central 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 once a month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you replace your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil can also ice over. Strand Brothers Service Experts specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and stuffy. The most likely cause of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in repairing these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the base refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like those at Strand Brothers Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Strand Brothers Service Experts designs thorough maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the risk for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Show There’s a Bigger Situation

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives 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 manufactured.

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

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

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 to arrange 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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