How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When Its Frozen

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But sometimes things don’t work like they should and ice forms in or around your cooling unit. This may negatively affect important components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 780-800-7092. Our technicians are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Edmonton.

While there are several 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 clean will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful 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 collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We encourage looking at your filter once a month 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 can also ice over. McKinley Heating Service Experts technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We suggest arranging air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Without enough refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t transfer as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most common source of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will affect the blower motor. Without steady airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like everyone at McKinley Heating Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

McKinley Heating Service Experts designs comprehensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Show There’s a More Pressing Problem

It’s possible ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner lasts 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 made.

If you’re constantly repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it could be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Edmonton. Our installation process is prompt and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even larger 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 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 hold onto 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. Reach out to McKinley Heating Service Experts at 780-800-7092 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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