Goettl technician fixing piping under the sink

Why Is Ice on My AC a Problem?

Your air conditioner’s one and only function, obviously, is to cool your home. With that in mind, you may not really give the development of ice on the system all that much thought. In fact, you may actually assume that ice building up on your air conditioner is a good sign. After all, the ice wouldn’t be there if your air conditioner wasn’t succeeding in cooling things down, right? Wrong. The truth of the matter is that ice developing on your air conditioner is never a good sign. If you see ice on your AC you should dial our number right away, as you may be in need of professional air conditioning repair.

It May Be a Dirty Air Filter…

Your evaporator coil is the component in your AC where the refrigerant is evaporated, during which heat is absorbed by that refrigerant before being moved outdoors. If the airflow going over the evaporator coil is impeded by a very dirty air filter, though, that coil is going to get far colder than it should. The condensation that your system removes from the air as it draws heat out of it can then freeze on the coil. This becomes a vicious cycle, as that ice will then further insulate the coil, impeding the absorption of heat even further. Fortunately, replacing your air filter in this scenario is probably all that is necessary to resolve the problem.

…or You May Have a Refrigerant Leak

The dirty air filter is a bit of a best case scenario when there is ice on your air conditioning system, as this could also be the result of a refrigerant leak. When refrigerant leaks out of your air conditioning system, the heat absorption process in the evaporator coil is compromised. Again, the coil will get too cold, and condensation can freeze on it. If you see ice on the refrigerant lines themselves, this is unfortunately very likely the case.

Schedule your AC repairs with the technicians here at Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We Do Things The Right Way, Not The Easy Way.


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
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14:46 18 May 24
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13:03 18 May 24
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17:43 16 May 24
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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!
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15:01 16 May 24
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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.
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17:54 08 May 24
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17:52 08 May 24
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17:38 08 May 24
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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
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!