Why Your Air Conditioner Has Frozen and How to Repair It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice appears in or around your cooling equipment. This may negatively affect key components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve stumbled upon ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to call our cooling Experts at 804-548-4480. Our technicians are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Richmond.

While there are multiple reasons ice may form in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking some easy 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:

Putting in a New the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a crucial 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 once a 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 could also ice over. Eveready Service Experts technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. We encourage requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Examining Refrigerant Levels

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

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will affect the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Professional HVAC technicians like those at Eveready Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Eveready Service Experts offers detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the likelihood for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Indicate There’s a Bigger Issue

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner works forever. And if you have an older one that utilizes R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being manufactured.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are stacking up, it could be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Richmond. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even bigger value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not entirely 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 fee, and you get to retain 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. Contact Eveready Service Experts at 804-548-4480 to request your appointment today. Whatever you need, we guarantee 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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