Why Theres Ice on Your Air Conditioner and How to Repair It

Your air conditioner works constantly to keep indoor temperatures pleasant. But occasionally things don’t work like they’re supposed to and ice collects in or around your cooling unit. This can negatively affect key components or even stop your air conditioner from running.

If you’ve found ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to contact our cooling Experts at 204-800-0613. Our repair techs are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Winnipeg.

While there are multiple reasons ice could build up in or around your cooling system, the most frequent culprit is a lack of preventive service. Taking small steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in combating the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful tasks include the following:

Changing the Air Filter

If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air struggles to move over the evaporator coil, which is a key step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise reviewing your filter each 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 may also ice over. Winnipeg Supply Service Experts technicians will regularly clean the evaporator coil as part of our comprehensive maintenance process. We advise requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without enough refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t absorb as much heat and could ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and less comfortable. The most likely cause of inadequate refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the base refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Bad wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without constant airflow, the temperature can drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts will evaluate all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Winnipeg Supply Service Experts offers extensive maintenance membership packages to maximize your air conditioner’s overall condition. With routine service visits, the risk for critical problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Can Also Show There’s a More Pressing Situation

Sometimes 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 stacking up, it could be time to upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Winnipeg. Our installation process is simple and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast.

For an even greater value, think about enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not totally 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 expense, 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 second longer. Reach out to Winnipeg Supply Service Experts at 204-800-0613 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you want, 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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