Why Your Air Conditioner is Iced Up and How to Manage It

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice collects in or around your cooling system. This might negatively affect delicate components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 937-503-7896. Our AC specialists are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Dayton.

While there are many reasons ice may collect in or around your air conditioning, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these important tasks include the following:

Replacing 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 collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage checking your filter every month 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 can also ice over. Stevenson Service Experts specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We recommend requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most likely culprit of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Stevenson Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

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

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Indicate There’s a More Pressing Situation

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner runs forever. And if you have an older one that utilizes 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 piling up, it may be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Dayton. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even better value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioner can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not entirely 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 cost, and you get to hold onto 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 Stevenson Service Experts at 937-503-7896 to schedule 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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