Why is there ice on my air conditioner and how do I fix it?
Your AC works hard to keep up with the indoor temperatures needed to keep you comfortable during the hot stents we have here in Oregon. Sometimes things happen to your AC unit and ice forms in or around your system. This may have a negative effect on important components or make your air conditioner from running.
If you notice ice on your air conditioner, it’s probably a good idea to contact Comfort Solutions at 503.698.2665. Our employees are the best in the service industry when it comes to air conditioning repair in Portland and have over 1600 reviews on Angi’s list.
While there are several reasons ice might collect in or around your AC system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive servicing. Taking some easy steps to keep your air conditioner in working shape will go a long way in preventing the formation of ice.
Some of these routine tasks include the following:
Replacing Air Filter with a New One
If your air filter is dirty or full of stuff, air can’t move over the evaporator coil, which is a crucial step in the cooling process. This in turn affects refrigerant inside the coils and results in extra moisture that turns to ice. We recommend reviewing you filter each month and replace them when you can’t see light through it.
Cleaning the Coil
A dirty coil may also ice over even if you switch out your air filter consistently. That’s where Comfort Solutions comes in, we will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our total maintenance process. The easiest way to maintain your air conditioner is by joining Mr. Comfort Club. Keep your coil clean and lower the risk of breakdowns.
Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will become hotter and uncomfortable. A leak may be the likely source of reduced refrigerant. Our service experts are trained in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner up and running at the required refrigerant level.
Electrical wiring damage will disrupt the blower motor from working. The temperature may drop without steady airflow and ice will start to form. Our Portland area technicians at Comfort Solutions will inspect all your electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is damaged. All bad wiring will be replaced as necessary to keep your family cool this summer.
Routine service visits can greatly improve major problems and reduce expensive repairs. Portland AC experts offer Mr. Comfort Club an annual agreement to increase your air conditioner’s efficiency.
No air conditioner runs forever, there's a chance ice on your air conditioner is a result of a much larger problem. If you have an older AC unit that requires refrigerant that no longer is available from the manufacture, you may be out of luck. If you are routinely repairing your air conditioner and cost keep stacking up, it could be time to upgrade.
We proudly offer affordable air conditioner replacement in Portland. Our installation process is fast and stress-free, so you can get back to your normal routine. Don’t neglect ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Contact us today at 503.698.2665