How to Fix Your Air Conditioner When Its Frozen

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But sometimes things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This can damage crucial components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 630-246-2698. Our AC specialists are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Saint Charles.

While there are many reasons ice could grow in or around your AC system, the most likely culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these important 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 central step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest inspecting your filter each month and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you change your air filter consistently, a dirty coil can also ice over. Golden Seal Service Experts experts will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We advise arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like the ones at Golden Seal Service Experts will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Golden Seal Service Experts provides extensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner May Also Mean There’s a Bigger Problem

There’s a chance 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 requires R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being produced.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it might be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Saint Charles. Our installation process is fast and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

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 totally prepared for. With the Advantage Program, you’ll be given a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation fee, 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 minute longer. Reach out to Golden Seal Service Experts at 630-246-2698 to request 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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