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

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But sometimes things don’t work like they should and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This might damage key components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 403-279-5760. Our AC specialists are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Calgary.

While there are many reasons ice could appear in or around your air conditioning, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in stopping the formation of ice.

Some of these routine tasks include the following:

Changing 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 results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise looking at your filter each 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 might also ice over. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning experts will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We suggest requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like the ones at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers thorough maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the risk for critical problems is greatly reduced.

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

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner works 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 repeatedly repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it may be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Calgary. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even larger value, look into 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 receive a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation expense, 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. Reach out to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 403-279-5760 to schedule 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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