How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures stable. But sometimes things don’t work properly and ice collects in or around your cooling equipment. This may damage key components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 587-404-0790. Our AC specialists are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Edmonton.

While there are different reasons ice can build up in or around your cooling system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in halting the formation of ice.

Some of these routine 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 key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise checking 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 can also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will affect the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

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

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Indicate There’s a Larger Situation

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner works 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 produced.

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

For an even larger value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioner can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not completely 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 expense, and you get to keep all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no added cost.*

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Reach out to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 587-404-0790 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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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