How to Fix Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

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

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 716-427-6807. Our AC specialists are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Buffalo.

While there are multiple reasons ice could collect in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in halting 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 can’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest checking your filter every month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you change your air filter consistently, a dirty coil can also ice over. Sunbeam Service Experts technicians will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We recommend requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most frequent source of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like the ones at Sunbeam Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Sunbeam Service Experts designs comprehensive maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the chance for critical problems is greatly reduced.

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

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner works 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 distributed.

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

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 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 fee, and you get to hold onto all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no added cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a second longer. Contact Sunbeam Service Experts at 716-427-6807 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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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