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

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But sometimes things don’t work right and ice appears in or around your cooling unit. This can negatively affect key components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 602-906-0111. Our AC specialists are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Tempe.

While there are different reasons ice can appear in or around your air conditioning, 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 preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful tasks include the following:

Putting in a New 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 creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise looking at your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil may also ice over. Orangutan Home Services 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 lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and less comfortable. The most common cause of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Orangutan Home Services will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Orangutan Home Services provides thorough maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the chance for major problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Mean There’s a Larger Issue

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is pointing to a larger problem. No air conditioner lives forever. And if you have an older one that needs R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being made.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it could be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Tempe. Our installation process is quick and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even better 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 get a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation fee, and you get to retain all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no added cost.*

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Get in touch with Orangutan Home Services at 602-906-0111 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we guarantee 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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