Why Your Air Conditioner is Iced Up and How to Repair It

Your air conditioner works day and night to keep indoor temperatures comfy. But sometimes things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice collects in or around your cooling equipment. This might harm crucial components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 843-410-6103. Our repair techs are the best in the business when it comes to air conditioning repair in Charleston.

While there are several reasons ice might collect in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking a few steps to keep your air conditioner running normally will go a long way in stopping the formation of ice.

Some of these important 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 vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise inspecting your filter monthly and replacing it when you can’t see light through it.

Cleaning the Coil

Even if you switch your air filter regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Pardee Service Experts technicians will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We recommend requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and might ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most likely origin of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-trained in patching up these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the right refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Pardee Service Experts will check all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is wrong. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Pardee Service Experts provides comprehensive maintenance membership packages to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Indicate There’s a More Pressing Issue

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

If you’re consistently repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it could be time to find a new one. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Charleston. Our installation process is fast and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even better 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 cost, and you get to hold onto all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no added cost.*

Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Contact Pardee Service Experts at 843-410-6103 to request 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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