Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and What to Do About It

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice appears in or around your cooling system. This can negatively affect delicate components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 780-800-9047. Our technicians are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Edmonton.

While there are several reasons ice could build up in or around your air conditioning, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. 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 useful tasks include the following:

Putting in a New the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest inspecting your filter every month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter consistently, a dirty coil could also ice over. Rob's Albertan Service Experts technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will affect the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Rob's Albertan Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Rob's Albertan Service Experts provides detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the risk for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Mean There’s a Bigger Situation

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is happening because 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 routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it might be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Edmonton. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even bigger value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not completely 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 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. Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts at 780-800-9047 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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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