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

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work properly and ice collects in or around your cooling equipment. This might damage important components or even stop your air conditioner from running. 

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to contact our cooling Experts at 866-397-3787. Our technicians are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in the U.S.

While there are different reasons ice can appear in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice. 

Some of these important tasks include the following: 

Changing the Air Filter 

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend inspecting your filter once a month 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 could also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We advise arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns. 

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels 

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most likely culprit of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level. 

Maintaining Electrical Wiring 

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

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides extensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the chance for major problems is greatly reduced. 

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

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 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 stacking up, it could be time to find a new one. 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 fast. 

For an even greater 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 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 expense, and you get to retain all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no additional cost.* 

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Get in touch with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we promise 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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