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

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But sometimes things don’t work correctly and ice forms in or around your cooling system. This can harm crucial components or even stop your air conditioner from running. 

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 866-397-3787. Our repair techs 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 air conditioning, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. 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 important tasks include the following: 

Changing the Air Filter 

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air won’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a crucial step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend inspecting your filter monthly 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 could also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We advise arranging air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns. 

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels 

Without enough refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t take in as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most frequent culprit of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in repairing these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the base refrigerant level. 

Maintaining Electrical Wiring 

Damaged wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Qualified HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers extensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the likelihood for serious problems is greatly reduced. 

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Mean There’s a More Pressing Issue 

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is pointing to a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 made. 

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it might be time to find a new one. 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 better value, consider 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 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 extra cost.* 

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Get in touch with 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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