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

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But occasionally things don’t work like they should and ice forms in or around your cooling equipment. This can harm expensive components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to call our cooling Experts at 623-243-4517. Our AC specialists are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Tempe.

While there are lots of reasons ice can build up in or around your AC system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these routine 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 vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage inspecting your filter once a 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 may also ice over. Bob Brown Service Experts specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We recommend arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most likely source of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in identifying these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like everyone at Bob Brown Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Bob Brown Service Experts offers detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the risk for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Indicate There’s a Bigger Issue

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is pointing to 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 produced.

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

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

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Get in touch with Bob Brown Service Experts at 623-243-4517 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we ensure 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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