Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and What to Do About It

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work right and ice forms in or around your cooling equipment. This may damage delicate components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to contact our cooling Experts at 226-773-3357. Our repair techs are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Windsor.

While there are different reasons ice could form in or around your air conditioning, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in halting the formation of ice.

Some of these useful 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 key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest checking your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter regularly, a dirty coil might also ice over. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts experts will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most frequent cause of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will affect the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like everyone at Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts provides detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the likelihood for major problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Mean There’s a Larger Problem

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives 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 constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it may be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Windsor. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast.

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 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 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 moment longer. Contact Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts at 226-773-3357 to request your appointment today. Whatever you want, we promise 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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