Why Your Air Conditioner Has Iced Over and How to Repair It

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But occasionally things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice forms in or around your cooling equipment. This may negatively affect important components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to contact our cooling Experts at 605-223-0307. Our technicians are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Pierre.

While there are many reasons ice could grow in or around your air conditioning, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner clean 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 vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise looking at your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you change your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil could also ice over. Peitz Service Experts experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We advise arranging air conditioning maintenance every year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and stuffy. The most common origin of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in repairing these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like the ones at Peitz Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Peitz Service Experts provides extensive maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the chance for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Mean There’s a Bigger Issue

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner runs 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 distributed.

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

For an even larger value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not totally 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 cost, 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 avoid ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Reach out to Peitz Service Experts at 605-223-0307 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you want, 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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