Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Repair It

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But occasionally things don’t work properly and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This may damage expensive components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 866-397-3787. Our repair techs are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Canada.

While there are several reasons ice can form in or around your air conditioner, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. 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 can’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend reviewing your filter every 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 may also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most frequent source of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in identifying these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

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

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

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is evidence of 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 stacking up, it may be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Canada. Our installation process is fast 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 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 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 second longer. Get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you need, 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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