Why Your Air Conditioner Has Iced Over and How to Fix It

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But from time to time things don’t work correctly and ice builds up in or around your cooling system. This might damage important components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a wise idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 587-315-5271. Our technicians are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Calgary.

While there are multiple reasons ice may appear in or around your air conditioning, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner clean will go a long way in combating 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 crucial step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest inspecting your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you swap your air filter on a regular basis, a dirty coil could also ice over. A1 Chesney Service Experts experts will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We advise requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to reduce the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t take in as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most likely culprit of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will affect the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like the ones at A1 Chesney Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

A1 Chesney Service Experts offers thorough maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the chance for major problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Show There’s a Larger Issue

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is evidence of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it might be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Calgary. Our installation process is quick and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even larger value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioner can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not entirely prepared for. With the Advantage Program, you’ll receive a new, high-efficiency system for just one low monthly price. There’s no down payment or installation cost, 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 neglect ice on your air conditioner for a second longer. Contact A1 Chesney Service Experts at 587-315-5271 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you need, 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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