Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and What to Do About It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep indoor temperatures stable. But from time to time things don’t work correctly and ice builds up in or around your cooling unit. This can damage delicate components or even stop your system from running.

If you’ve located ice on your air conditioner, it’s a smart idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 801-436-8985. Our technicians are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in the Wasatch Front region.

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

Some of these useful tasks include the following:

Changing the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air can’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a vital step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and produces extra moisture, which turns to ice. We recommend looking at 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 can also ice over. Barlow Service Experts specialists will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We advise scheduling air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

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

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature will drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like the ones at Barlow Service Experts will examine all electrical components during routine maintenance to ensure nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be replaced as necessary.

Barlow Service Experts offers comprehensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the likelihood for severe problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Indicate 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 requires R-22 refrigerant, you’ll be out of luck if you need more refrigerant, since it’s no longer being distributed.

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

For an even larger 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 totally 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 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 moment longer. Contact Barlow Service Experts at 801-436-8985 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, 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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