How to Fix Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But from time to time things don’t work correctly and ice appears in or around your cooling equipment. This can harm key components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 603-923-4570. Our repair techs are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Rochester.

While there are lots of reasons ice can form in or around your AC system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking simple 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:

Replacing 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 advise inspecting your filter monthly 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 might also ice over. Strogen's Service Experts experts will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We encourage requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without the right supply of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common source of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in identifying these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at Strogen's Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Strogen's Service Experts designs comprehensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the risk for severe problems is greatly reduced.

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

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

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it might be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Rochester. Our installation process is fast and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast.

For an even greater value, think about 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 get a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation expense, 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 day longer. Call Strogen's Service Experts at 603-923-4570 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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