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

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But from time to time things don’t work properly and ice collects in or around your cooling system. This can damage crucial components or even stop your system from running. 

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 614-334-3192. Our repair techs are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Columbus

While there are different reasons ice might form in or around your air conditioner, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in stopping 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 struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a central step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage looking at your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it. 

Cleaning the Coil 

Even if you swap your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil can also ice over. Stevenson Service Experts specialists will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We suggest requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns. 

Checking Refrigerant Levels 

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and less comfortable. The most likely source of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level. 

Servicing Electrical Wiring 

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at Stevenson Service Experts will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary. 

Stevenson Service Experts designs extensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the risk for critical problems is greatly reduced. 

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Mean There’s a Bigger Problem 

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is happening because of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 piling up, it might be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Columbus. 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 entirely 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 fee, 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 ignore ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Get in touch with Stevenson Service Experts at 614-334-3192 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we promise 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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