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

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But occasionally things don’t work properly and ice forms in or around your cooling system. This may negatively affect important components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to contact our cooling Experts at . Our AC specialists are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in the U.S..

While there are different reasons ice might form in or around your cooling system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in preventing 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 won’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 recommend looking at your filter every month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you replace your air filter regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We advise arranging 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 take in as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most likely cause of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in identifying these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

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

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers thorough maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the likelihood for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Mean There’s a Bigger Problem

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is happening because of a larger problem. No air conditioner works 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 manufactured.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it might 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 right away.

For an even better value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not entirely 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 fee, 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 neglect ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Get in touch with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we promise you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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