How to Handle Your Air Conditioner When It Freezes

Your air conditioner works tirelessly to keep indoor temperatures stable. But sometimes things don’t work correctly and ice appears in or around your cooling system. This may harm important components or even stop your AC system from running.

If you’ve uncovered ice on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to get in touch with our cooling Experts at 502-785-8230. Our repair techs are the best name in service when it comes to air conditioning repair in Louisville.

While there are lots of reasons ice may appear in or around your air conditioning, the most common culprit is a lack of preventive maintenance. Taking simple steps to keep your air conditioner in good condition will go a long way in stopping the formation of ice.

Some of these helpful tasks include the following:

Putting in a New 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 collects extra moisture, which turns to ice. We advise looking at your filter every 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. Becht/Givens Service Experts technicians will routinely clean the evaporator coil as part of our detailed maintenance process. We encourage requesting air conditioning maintenance once a year to keep your coil clean and to lower the chance of breakdowns.

Inspecting Refrigerant Levels

Without adequate refrigerant, the evaporator coil can’t take in as much heat and may ice up. As a result, your home will be hotter and unpleasant. The most likely origin of reduced refrigerant is a leak. Our Experts are well-versed in resolving these leaks and getting your air conditioner at the base refrigerant level.

Tuning Up Electrical Wiring

Faulty wiring will interrupt the blower motor. Without stable airflow, the temperature may drop, and ice will form. Certified HVAC technicians like those at Becht/Givens Service Experts will inspect all electrical components during routine maintenance to make sure nothing is out of place. Bad wiring will be swapped out as necessary.

Becht/Givens Service Experts offers thorough maintenance membership packages to strengthen your air conditioner’s efficiency. With routine service visits, the likelihood for major problems is greatly reduced.

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Might Also Show There’s a More Pressing Problem

Sometimes ice on your air conditioner is a result of a larger problem. No air conditioner lives forever. And if you have an older one that utilizes 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 stacking up, it could be time to upgrade. We proudly offer affordable air conditioning replacement in Louisville. Our installation process is straightforward and stress free, so you can get back to your normal routine fast.

For an even better value, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. A new air conditioning system can cost thousands out of pocket and be an expense you’re not fully 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 keep all applicable rebates. Repairs, maintenance and 24/7 priority service for emergencies are all included at no additional cost.*

Don’t avoid ice on your air conditioner for a minute longer. Call Becht/Givens Service Experts at 502-785-8230 to arrange your appointment today. Whatever you need, 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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