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

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice collects in or around your cooling equipment. This may negatively affect expensive components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 803-399-7208. Our repair techs are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Columbia.

While there are many reasons ice could appear in or around your air conditioner, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in stopping the formation of ice.

Some of these important 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 encourage looking at your filter monthly 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 could also ice over. Midland Air Service Experts specialists will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We encourage scheduling air conditioning maintenance every year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting 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 stuffy. The most common cause of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in identifying these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at Midland Air Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Midland Air Service Experts offers extensive maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the likelihood for severe problems is greatly reduced.

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

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is happening because of a larger problem. No air conditioner runs 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 distributed.

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

For an even better value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully 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 additional cost.*

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a second longer. Get in touch with Midland Air Service Experts at 803-399-7208 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you need, we promise you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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