How to Fix Your Air Conditioner When Its Frozen

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work correctly and ice builds up in or around your cooling system. This can damage crucial components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to contact our cooling Experts at 518-205-3324. Our technicians are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Albany.

While there are several reasons ice might appear in or around your cooling system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in stopping the formation of ice.

Some of these routine 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 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 switch your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil might also ice over. D.A. Bennett Service Experts technicians will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We suggest scheduling air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

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

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will affect the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Qualified HVAC technicians like those at D.A. Bennett Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

D.A. Bennett Service Experts offers comprehensive maintenance membership packages to enhance your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for severe 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 evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 could be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Albany. Our installation process is straightforward and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even bigger value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new cooling system 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 expense, and you get to keep all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no extra cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a moment longer. Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts at 518-205-3324 to request your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we ensure you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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