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

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But sometimes things don’t work correctly and ice builds up in or around your cooling equipment. This may negatively affect important components or even stop your air conditioning from running. 

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

While there are several reasons ice may appear in or around your cooling system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in halting the formation of ice. 

Some of these helpful 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 vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend checking your filter each month 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 might also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns. 

Checking Refrigerant Levels 

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and stuffy. The most likely source of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level. 

Maintaining Electrical Wiring 

Faulty wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides comprehensive maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced. 

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Indicate There’s a More Pressing Situation 

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

If you’re constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding 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 quick and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away. 

For an even greater 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 fully prepared for. With the Advantage Program, you’ll be given 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 added cost.* 

Don’t avoid ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Contact Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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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