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

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But occasionally things don’t work right and ice appears in or around your cooling equipment. This can damage important components or even stop your air conditioning from running. 

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

While there are several reasons ice can collect in or around your air conditioner, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice. 

Some of these useful tasks include the following: 

Changing 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 results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest inspecting 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 on a regular basis, a dirty coil may also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns. 

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels 

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and stuffy. 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 required refrigerant level. 

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring 

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable 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 provides extensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the likelihood for major problems is greatly reduced. 

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

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is happening because of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives 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 piling up, it could be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. Our installation process is prompt and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. 

For an even larger value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new cooling 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 cost, 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. Get in touch with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to request your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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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