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What Can Lead to Ice Forming on My AC?

Do you have ice on your air conditioning system? If so, it is important to realize that this is not a sign of your AC working a bit too effectively. Instead, it is a sign that there is actually something wrong with your home cooling system.

There are a few different issues that could cause ice to develop on your air conditioner in Madera, CA. Whatever the precise nature of the problem may be, you can count on our technicians to resolve it properly. Contact us the moment that you notice that your air conditioner is icing up.

Dirty Filters

Not every problem is going to require professional services to resolve. It will take a professional to determine just what the problem is, though. Frequently, we find that homeowners are simply not changing their air filters frequently enough. How can this cause ice to develop? A very dirty air filter can make it hard for your air conditioner to absorb a sufficient amount of heat from the air passing over the evaporator coil. When that happens, the coil can get too cold, and that can lead to condensation freezing on it. This is something of a best case scenario.

Refrigerant Leaks

Another potential cause of ice developing on your air conditioner is a refrigerant leak. This can be a much more serious issue than a dirty air filter. Your air conditioner is designed to work with an exact amount of refrigerant. The refrigerant is the heat transfer fluid in the system. It is not consumed, but is recycled over and over. If your system is icing up, it could be due to a low refrigerant level rendering it incapable of removing heat from the air successfully. Not only can this lead to icing, much as described above, but it can also put a lot of strain on the compressor and put your system at risk of serious damage.

Schedule your AC services with Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find!