Why Your Air Conditioner Has Frozen and How to Manage It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But sometimes things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice builds up in or around your cooling unit. This can harm key components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 519-804-1617. Our repair techs are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Kitchener.

While there are several reasons ice may build up in or around your AC system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in combating the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful tasks include the following:

Changing the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air won’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a central step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise checking your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you swap your air filter regularly, a dirty coil might also ice over. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We suggest requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most frequent origin of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like everyone at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare designs thorough maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Indicate There’s a Bigger Situation

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is pointing to a larger problem. No air conditioner runs 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 repeatedly repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it might be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Kitchener. Our installation process is quick 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 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 get a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation cost, 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 avoid ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare at 519-804-1617 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we guarantee you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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