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

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But sometimes things don’t work right and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This might negatively affect delicate components or even stop your system from running. 

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 866-397-3787. Our technicians are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in the U.S.

While there are many reasons ice might form in or around your AC system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in halting the formation of ice. 

Some of these routine tasks include the following: 

Changing the Air Filter 

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air can’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a crucial step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend looking at your filter every 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. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower 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 cause of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level. 

Maintaining Electrical Wiring 

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like the ones at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced. 

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Indicate There’s a Larger 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 produced. 

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it might 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 right away. 

For an even bigger value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not completely 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 cost, and you get to hold onto 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 second longer. Reach out to Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to schedule 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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