Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Repair It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures stable. But from time to time things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice collects in or around your cooling equipment. This may negatively affect delicate components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to contact our cooling Experts at 210-404-4233. Our technicians are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in San Antonio.

While there are many reasons ice may build up in or around your air conditioning, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in stopping the formation of ice.

Some of these routine 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 collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage reviewing your filter monthly 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 could also ice over. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance every year to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without enough refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common culprit of reduced 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

Bad wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like the ones at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air offers comprehensive maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the likelihood for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Show There’s a Bigger Issue

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 needs R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being distributed.

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

For an even larger value, consider 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 get 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 extra cost.*

Don’t avoid ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Reach out to Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air at 210-404-4233 to request your appointment today. Whatever you want, we promise you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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