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 like they should and ice builds up in or around your cooling equipment. This may negatively affect expensive components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to call our cooling Experts at 352-414-4006. Our repair techs are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Ocala.

While there are many reasons ice may grow in or around your air conditioner, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these routine tasks include the following:

Changing the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage checking 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 might also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We recommend arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Qualified HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning designs extensive maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Indicate There’s a Bigger Issue

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 made.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it could be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Ocala. Our installation process is quick and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even greater value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning 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 additional cost.*

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Get in touch with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006 to schedule 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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