Why Your Air Conditioner Has Iced Over and How to Manage It

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice appears in or around your cooling unit. This may harm important components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 908-448-2154. Our technicians are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Hillsborough.

While there are different reasons ice may appear in or around your air conditioning, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful tasks include the following:

Replacing 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 results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise checking your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you replace your air filter regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Fras-Air/General Service Experts experts will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We advise requesting air conditioning maintenance every year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common origin of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will affect the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Fras-Air/General Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Fras-Air/General Service Experts provides thorough maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for critical problems is greatly reduced.

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

There’s a chance 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 uses 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 could be time to upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Hillsborough. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast.

For an even greater value, think about 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 be given 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 extra cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts at 908-448-2154 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we ensure you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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