How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work right and ice builds up in or around your cooling equipment. This can negatively affect important components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to call our cooling Experts at 847-250-6729. Our repair techs are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Wheeling.

While there are many reasons ice can collect in or around your AC system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in stopping 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 results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend reviewing your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil may also ice over. Comfort Masters Service Experts technicians will regularly 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 lower the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common source 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.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like the ones at Comfort Masters Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

Comfort Masters Service Experts offers detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the risk for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Show There’s a Bigger Problem

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

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

For an even bigger value, consider 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 receive 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 extra cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Get in touch with Comfort Masters Service Experts at 847-250-6729 to request your appointment today. Whatever you want, 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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