Goettl Air conditioning unit

Why Is There Ice on My AC?

When the heat of summer is at its worst around here, and that is really saying something, you want your AC to be firing on all cylinders. In fact, you want your AC cooling your home so effectively that you may think that seeing ice develop on it is a good thing. After all, if the system is able to generate ice even when it is this hot out, it must really be cranking, right? Well, that may be true of an ice maker or a freezer, but your air conditioner in Paradise, NV is neither of these.

The fact of the matter is that, deceivingly, ice on your air conditioning system is a bad thing. Heat pumps are actually expected to ice up from time to time, and they have a defrost cycle to overcome the issue. A traditional split central AC should never develop ice, though. If you notice that your air conditioner is freezing up, there are a few things that you can check on your own. However, it could also be a sign of serious trouble, so contact us if you don’t see an obvious solution.

You May Just Have a Dirty Air Filter

We cannot stress this enough. You have to change your air filter regularlyThis is especially true when we are dealing with temperatures as hot as we’ve already been seeing this summer season. Why is this such a big deal? Because a very dirty air filter is going to create too much airflow resistance in your air conditioning system. Okay, you may be thinking, my system won’t blow air out of the ducts quite as forcefully. Is that really such a big deal?

This is not really the issue at hand — though struggling to distribute air does put a lot of strain on the AC. If your air conditioner is suffering from reduced airflow due to a very dirty air filter, then the evaporator coil is going to struggle to draw a sufficient amount of heat out of the system. This will cause the coil to get way too cold, and the condensation on that coil can freeze up as a result. The resulting ice is only going to serve to insulate the coil further, exacerbating the situation.

It Could Also Be a Refrigerant Leak

In terms of an icy coil, a dirty air filter is definitely your best case scenario. The likely alternative, particularly if you are seeing ice or frost on the outdoor unit/refrigerant lines as well, is a refrigerant leak. Why is this such a big deal? Well, continuing to run an AC that is leaking refrigerant — which low levels suggest, being as that the system does not consume this fluid — can effectively destroy your system.

Refrigerant is the key to your air conditioner’s ability to cool your property. It is the evaporation of refrigerant that allows your system to draw heat out of the air, and the condensing of that refrigerant that allows the system to vent its heat outdoors. If your air filter is clean and you’re seeing ice on your system, schedule professional air conditioning repairs with Goettl Air Conditioning immediately. 

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Alyssa MergeleAlyssa Mergele
16:27 18 May 24
Thank you Matthew Lopez for your AMAZING service on repairing our Central air unit. I appreciate your time and patience and overall being completely thorough on your service! Definitely will recommend.
William KincaidWilliam Kincaid
16:06 18 May 24
Jason and Aiden did a great job with the pressure value install great customer service, explained everything that was done and got the job done in just a couple hours which I thought would take longer. Thanks for all the hard work.
Jai WinnJai Winn
14:46 18 May 24
Great guy and on time! Very helpful and polite!
Edward Wolf IIIEdward Wolf III
13:03 18 May 24
Darean and the rest of the Goettl company were all very professional and courteous. Darean explained everything clearly and got the job done. Thanks!
Damaris SchrumDamaris Schrum
17:43 16 May 24
William was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable. He was able to help and explain further needs.
Pat LanfordPat Lanford
17:14 16 May 24
Jesus and Darrell are excellent technicians for my scheduled service. Very polite and knowledgeable. They explained everything in a way I can understand. Outstanding service!
Bailey CrippenBailey Crippen
15:01 16 May 24
tracie heintracie hein
14:31 16 May 24
Rudy and Chris came out and found our leak. Highly professional and extremely skilled. Thanks for doing a good job.
albert cruzalbert cruz
17:54 08 May 24
Abdiel is a very good representative very good with us
Richard EdisonRichard Edison
17:52 08 May 24
Richard Wenzlaff came to fix our clogged drains and was very polite and professional and quickly fixed us right up. No issues and would highly recommend Goettl to anyone!
Tracy TuckerTracy Tucker
17:38 08 May 24
Jeremy arrived early, well groomed, professional. Explained everything to my satisfaction. Quick service, repeat customer for. my 2nd home. A trusted company.
RA CookeRA Cooke
16:50 08 May 24
Rudy and Chris were very helpful, professional and courteous. My only issue was with the scheduling. Our window was 9a-11a. We received text at 8:30a stating technician was enroute so I rushed to property. Tech arrived almost 11:30 after we were given new window of 11-1. This should be no reflection on Rudy and Chris.
Bernarr BrownridgeBernarr Brownridge
17:50 06 May 24
Jehad on time and very knowledgeableExcellent worker with excellent job.
TC ZieglerTC Ziegler
15:48 06 May 24
B GB G
15:40 06 May 24
Rudy and Chris and did a great job. They quickly assessed the problem the with the hot water heater. Rudy got me in touch with the office to get a plan for a new system to be installed today. Excellent service from and Chris. They deserved a 5-Star rating.
Fred ReuterFred Reuter
09:47 06 May 24
Doug Rivera was polite and professional. He did an excellent job and cleaned up after the job was completed. Outstanding job.
Argeall DurhamArgeall Durham
16:16 05 May 24
My A/C tech was phenomenal! Did an excellent job on my unit. Great conversation and knowledge on the unit. Definitely recommend others for his services.
Anthony JohnsonAnthony Johnson
17:19 28 Apr 24
Jay did an excellent job. Highly-qualified and recommended. Very pleased with the service preformed did a great job. I will be getting some worked done on the duct work he found problems with. I am very pleased with him being so thorough identifying the prob.
Rebekah YanaseRebekah Yanase
16:51 28 Apr 24
Carlos was kind and honest about work needing to be done to my house. I’ll change my rating if I’m disappointed with their work but so far doing business has been easy and stress free with them.
Ryan HauserRyan Hauser
16:38 28 Apr 24
Jesus Gloria Rocked it on a Sunday in the rain!
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