Why Your Air Conditioner Has Frozen and How to Fix It

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures stable. But sometimes things don’t work properly and ice forms in or around your cooling system. This might negatively affect expensive components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to contact our cooling Experts at 614-334-3192. Our AC specialists are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Columbus.

While there are multiple reasons ice may form in or around your cooling system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in combating 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 key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage checking your filter once a month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you replace your air filter consistently, a dirty coil might also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists will routinely 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 reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

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

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will affect the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers comprehensive maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the likelihood for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Show There’s a Bigger Issue

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives 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 distributed.

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

For an even greater value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not entirely 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 cost, and you get to keep 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. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we ensure you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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