How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When Its Frozen

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But from time to time things don’t work like they should and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This may negatively affect crucial components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to contact our cooling Experts at 215-278-9690. Our technicians are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Philadelphia.

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

Some of these useful tasks include the following:

Replacing the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air won’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend inspecting 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 consistently, a dirty coil may also ice over. Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We suggest arranging air conditioning maintenance every year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

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

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will affect the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Qualified HVAC technicians like the ones at Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning offers comprehensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the likelihood for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Mean There’s a Larger Situation

There’s a chance ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner runs 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 distributed.

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it may be time to upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Philadelphia. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine right away.

For an even greater 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 expense, and you get to keep all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no additional cost.*

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning at 215-278-9690 to schedule 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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