How to Handle 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 right and ice appears in or around your cooling system. This can harm key components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to contact our cooling Experts at 315-313-6531. Our technicians are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in East Syracuse.

While there are lots of reasons ice may form in or around your air conditioner, the most frequent 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 useful tasks include the following:

Replacing the Air Filter

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

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Falso Service Experts specialists will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without enough refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most common source of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like the ones at Falso Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

Falso Service Experts offers comprehensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Show There’s a Bigger Issue

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 uses R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being manufactured.

If you’re constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it may be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in East Syracuse. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast.

For an even bigger value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not totally 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 cost, and you get to retain all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no additional cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a second longer. Call Falso Service Experts at 315-313-6531 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you want, we promise 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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