How to Repair Your Air Conditioner When It Ices Over

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures stable. But sometimes things don’t work like they should and ice forms in or around your cooling equipment. This can harm crucial components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to contact our cooling Experts at 865-229-6176. Our technicians are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Knoxville.

While there are many reasons ice may grow in or around your AC system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in stopping 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 struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a central step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise inspecting your filter every 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 might also ice over. R & M Climate Control Service Experts specialists will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We encourage requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate 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 frequent cause of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at R & M Climate Control Service Experts will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

R & M Climate Control Service Experts provides extensive 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 Can Also Mean There’s a Larger Issue

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

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

For an even larger 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 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 added cost.*

Don’t ignore ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Get in touch with R & M Climate Control Service Experts at 865-229-6176 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you want, 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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