How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work correctly and ice forms in or around your cooling equipment. This might negatively affect crucial components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 919-578-4329. Our technicians are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Raleigh.

While there are many reasons ice can grow in or around your AC system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner running normally 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 struggles to 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 advise checking your filter monthly 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 specialists will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We encourage requesting 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 absorb as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and stuffy. The most frequent cause of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning designs comprehensive 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 May Also Mean There’s a More Pressing Problem

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is happening because of a larger problem. No air conditioner works forever. And if you have an older one that requires R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being made.

If you’re constantly 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 Raleigh. Our installation process is straightforward and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even better value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new cooling system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not totally 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 cost, 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 minute longer. Reach out to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 919-578-4329 to request your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we guarantee you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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