How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Freezes

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But occasionally things don’t work correctly and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This may negatively affect expensive components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to call our cooling Experts at 304-760-5088. Our AC specialists are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Hurricane.

While there are many reasons ice could collect in or around your AC system, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in halting the formation of ice.

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

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you replace your air filter consistently, a dirty coil may also ice over. Teays Valley Service Experts experts will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We encourage arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

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

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will affect the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Qualified HVAC technicians like the ones at Teays Valley Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be exchanged as necessary.

Teays Valley Service Experts designs extensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the likelihood for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Mean There’s a Larger Issue

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

If you’re repeatedly repairing your air conditioner and bills are adding up, it may be time to look for a replacement. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Hurricane. Our installation process is quick and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even greater value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new AC unit can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully 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 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 neglect ice on your air conditioner for a second longer. Reach out to Teays Valley Service Experts at 304-760-5088 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, we promise 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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