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

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But from time to time things don’t work right and ice forms in or around your cooling unit. This may negatively affect key components or even stop your system from running. 

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

While there are many reasons ice could appear in or around your AC system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in combating 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 key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend inspecting your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it. 

Cleaning the Coil 

Even if you swap your air filter regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We encourage scheduling air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns. 

Examining Refrigerant Levels 

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

Maintaining Electrical Wiring 

Bad wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers extensive 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 Indicate There’s a Larger Issue 

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner runs forever. And if you have an older one that utilizes 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 may 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 larger value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not entirely 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 keep all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no additional cost.* 

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