Why There’s Ice on Your Air Conditioner and What to Do About It

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice builds up in or around your cooling system. This might damage expensive components or even stop your air conditioning from running. 

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 866-397-3787. Our repair techs are the best in the business 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 service. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in halting 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 creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest looking at 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 might also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We suggest requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns. 

Checking Refrigerant Levels 

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and less comfortable. The most frequent origin of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in repairing these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level. 

Servicing Electrical Wiring 

Damaged wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Qualified HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the risk for serious problems is greatly reduced. 

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

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is evidence 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 distributed. 

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it might be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. Our installation process is fast and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast. 

For an even bigger value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not completely 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. Contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you need, 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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