Why There’s Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Fix It

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But sometimes things don’t work right and ice appears in or around your cooling system. This may harm important components or even stop your air conditioner from running. 

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to contact our cooling Experts at 866-397-3787. Our AC specialists are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in the U.S.

While there are several reasons ice could grow in or around your air conditioner, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice. 

Some of these routine tasks include the following: 

Replacing the Air Filter 

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air can’t 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 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 replace your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil might also ice over. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We recommend requesting 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 take in as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most likely cause of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level. 

Servicing Electrical Wiring 

Damaged wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like everyone at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the risk for major problems is greatly reduced. 

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

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 runs on 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 upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. Our installation process is prompt and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon. 

For an even better value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioner can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully 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 ignore ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 to request your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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. 

  • Zoning Systems: Customized Comfort in Every Room

    Central heating and cooling systems have radically changed home comfort and made it possible to stay completely comfy in any season or climate. However, while centralized systems provide a convenient way to manage the temperature, they sometimes fall short when it comes to evenly distributing... Continue reading

  • Eight Ways to Upgrade Your HVAC System

    During the chilly days and nights in the U.S., there’s no better way to improve your home’s comfort than with a few effective upgrades. It’s not simply about keeping the house toasty warm as the snow begins to fall—it’s about maximizing efficiency and improving the very air you breathe.... Continue reading

  • How to Pick Out an Effective HVAC System

    When considering keeping your home comfortable year-round, nothing is more critical than choosing the right heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. This determination impacts your daily comfort, monthly utility bills and general home efficiency. Then again, with so many system... Continue reading