How to Fix Your Air Conditioner When It Freezes

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice builds up in or around your cooling equipment. This may harm expensive components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 843-619-3781. Our repair techs are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Hilton Head Island.

While there are multiple reasons ice may appear in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape 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 won’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 advise looking at your filter every month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Epperson Service Experts experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance once a year 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 take in as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most likely source of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at Epperson Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Epperson Service Experts designs detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the risk for major problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Show There’s a Larger Problem

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives 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 made.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it might be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Hilton Head Island. Our installation process is straightforward 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 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 receive a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation fee, and you get to keep all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no additional cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Call Epperson Service Experts at 843-619-3781 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you want, 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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