How to Repair Your Air Conditioner When It Freezes

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice builds up in or around your cooling equipment. This might negatively affect crucial components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to call our cooling Experts at 308-210-4398. Our repair techs are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Grand Island.

While there are several reasons ice can build up in or around your cooling system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these important tasks include the following:

Replacing 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 collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend inspecting your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you change your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil could also ice over. McElroy Service Experts technicians will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We suggest arranging air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common source of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at McElroy Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

McElroy Service Experts provides extensive maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the likelihood for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Show There’s a More Pressing Problem

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner works forever. And if you have an older one that runs on R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being distributed.

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 Grand Island. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even larger value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioner can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully 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 keep 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 minute longer. Contact McElroy Service Experts at 308-210-4398 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you need, we ensure 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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