How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Freezes

Your air conditioner works around the clock to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. But sometimes things don’t work like they should and ice builds up in or around your cooling unit. This can negatively affect crucial components or even stop your air conditioning from running.

If you’ve discovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a great idea to call our cooling Experts at 205-267-0023. Our technicians are the best around when it comes to air conditioning repair in Birmingham.

While there are many reasons ice might form 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 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 crucial step in the cooling process. This affects refrigerant inside the coil and results in extra moisture, which turns to ice. We suggest checking 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 regularly, a dirty coil can also ice over. Norrell Service Experts technicians will thoroughly clean the evaporator coil as part of our exhaustive maintenance process. We advise requesting air conditioning maintenance annually to keep your coil clean and to minimize the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without the required amount of refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t hold as much heat and can ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most likely source of insufficient refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in locating these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the correct refrigerant level.

Maintaining Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will disrupt the blower motor. Without consistent airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Knowledgeable HVAC technicians like everyone at Norrell Service Experts will review all electrical components during routine maintenance to make certain nothing is damaged. Bad wiring will be redone as necessary.

Norrell Service Experts provides extensive maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s performance. With routine service visits, the chance for severe problems is greatly reduced.

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

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is happening because 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 manufactured.

If you’re routinely repairing your air conditioner and bills are piling up, it might be time to replace it. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Birmingham. Our installation process is fast and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.

For an even bigger value, think about 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 be given 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 extra cost.*

Don’t avoid ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Get in touch with Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 to schedule your appointment today. Whatever you are looking for, we promise 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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