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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

It may seem to some not that strange to see an ice build-up on your AC, especially during the hottest times of the summer. After all, there’s a lot of heat coming from your air conditioner during operation. However, ice build-up anywhere on your cooling system is never a normal function. In fact, it’s an indication that one of several problems has developed, and whatever the issue is, it won’t be solved by simply scraping the ice off. We’ll explain what the repair issues may be, but if you see ice on your system, call our D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., experts right away and schedule a repair appointment for your air conditioner in Kerrville, TX.

Reason 1: There are fan issues.

There are two fans in your air conditioning system: a condenser fan and an evaporator fan. Both of these fans play a big role in moving air through your system. Should one (or both) experience a problem that causes the air flow to slow down, the warm parts of your system will stay too warm and the cold parts too cold; condensation forms due to the disparaging temperatures, then quickly freezes on the cold parts of your system.

Reason 2: Your air filter is clogged.

Clogged air filters can cause a tremendous amount of problems, the main one being the restriction of your air flow. As with fan issues, once a clogged air filter restrains the air in your system, the heat release/cooling process is imbalanced and can lead to icing.

Reason 3: There’s a refrigerant leak.

Your air conditioner was made to work with an exact amount of refrigerant. Should this amount be reduced by a leak, the refrigerant will not be able to effectively facilitate the heat release/cooling process of your AC system. Whatever the problem may be, you can count on our technicians to diagnose and resolve it successfully.

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