Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and What to Do About It

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But sometimes things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This may negatively affect expensive components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to call our cooling Experts at 901-235-1196. Our technicians are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Memphis.

While there are different reasons ice could form in or around your cooling system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in combating the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful 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 key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates 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 swap your air filter regularly, a dirty coil might also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We suggest arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate 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 common cause of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will affect the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like the ones at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers extensive maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the chance for major problems is greatly reduced.

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

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner runs 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 manufactured.

If you’re repeatedly repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it could be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Memphis. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even better value, think about 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 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 added cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 901-235-1196 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we promise you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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