How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When Its Frozen

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures stable. But occasionally things don’t work like they should and ice forms in or around your cooling unit. This might negatively affect key components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to reach out to our cooling Experts at 615-953-9885. Our technicians are the best in town when it comes to air conditioning repair in Nashville.

While there are many reasons ice may grow in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in stopping 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 crucial step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and creates 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 consistently, a dirty coil might also ice over. Donelson Air Service Experts experts will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We recommend requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and uncomfortable. The most common culprit of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are experienced in repairing these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the required refrigerant level.

Servicing Electrical Wiring

Damaged wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature could drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like those at Donelson Air Service Experts will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Donelson Air Service Experts designs detail-oriented maintenance membership packages to increase your air conditioner’s effectiveness. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

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

It’s possible 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 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 might be time to upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Nashville. Our installation process is fast and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine soon.

For an even better value, look into enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new cooling system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully 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 extra cost.*

Don’t avoid ice on your air conditioner for a day longer. Reach out to Donelson Air Service Experts at 615-953-9885 to request your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we ensure you’ll be pleased through our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


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