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 collects in or around your cooling equipment. This might damage key components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to call our cooling Experts at 208-488-4892. Our AC specialists are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Boise.

While there are multiple reasons ice can form in or around your air conditioning, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these useful tasks include the following:

Changing the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest checking your filter every 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 might also ice over. TML Service Experts technicians will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and less comfortable. The most common source of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the base refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at TML Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

TML Service Experts offers extensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the risk for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Mean There’s a More Pressing Situation

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives forever. And if you have an older one that requires R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being distributed.

If you’re constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it could be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Boise. Our installation process is prompt and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even bigger value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully prepared for. With the Advantage Program, you’ll receive a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation fee, 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 avoid ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Get in touch with TML Service Experts at 208-488-4892 to schedule 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.

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