Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Fix It

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But occasionally things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice forms in or around your cooling unit. This may harm crucial components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to call our cooling Experts at 713-396-3760. Our AC specialists are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Houston.

While there are many reasons ice could form in or around your air conditioning, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in stopping 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 central step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest looking at 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 regularly, a dirty coil could also ice over. Church Services technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We suggest requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without enough refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t take in as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and less comfortable. The most likely culprit of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will affect the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like the ones at Church Services will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Church Services designs comprehensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the risk for major problems is greatly reduced.

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

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 manufactured.

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it might be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Houston. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even larger value, think about 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 get 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 ignore ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Call Church Services at 713-396-3760 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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