How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When Its Frozen

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice builds up in or around your cooling system. This may negatively affect delicate components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at (713) 352-7887. Our technicians are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Houston.

While there are lots of reasons ice could appear in or around your air conditioner, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape 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 won’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest looking at your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you replace your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil may also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning technicians will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We encourage scheduling air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will affect the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

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

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Show There’s a More Pressing Situation

It’s possible 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 consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it might be time to upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Houston. Our installation process is prompt and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even bigger value, look into 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 retain 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 day longer. Reach out to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at (713) 352-7887 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we ensure you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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