What Does Ice On Your Unit Mean? - J&W Heating and Air

What Does Ice On Your Unit Mean?

Your air conditioning system is there to help keep the home cool. What if you walk by it and notice, though, that ice is forming on it? Do you think that is a good sign? If so, think again! Your air conditioning system is supposed to generate cool air, but it is not supposed to create ice. If you have ice forming in your air conditioning unit you are going to want to evaluate the situation. Reaching out to one of the top air conditioning companies in Jacksonville, FL is crucial!

Variables at Play

What could be the cause of ice forming on your air conditioning system? It could be a variety of factors at play. The issues range in severity. Some may not even need professional assistance. What you always want to do though is to act very quickly. The longer you ignore ice building up around your air conditioning system, the worse the problem becomes.

Dirt Building Up

Do you remember the last time that you cleaned your air conditioning system? Those who are signed up for professional maintenance do! You would be amazed at the amount of dirt and grime that can build up in the compressor. When dirt can compound on top of the coil, it can start to insulate it. The coil is supposed to work to suck in warm air, absorb all of the heat that it can. When the dirt and such prevents it from doing this, ice can form.

Aging Filters

An aging air filter can also lead to a clogging of your system. The icing on the system could just be a matter of a dirty air filter restricting flow throughout the air conditioning system. Top air conditioning companies like ours in Jacksonville, FL see issues like this time and time again, just because the filter wasn’t changed. Change that air filter within the recommended period of time.

Refrigerant Leaks

Have you noticed that your system is not generating as much cool air as it used to? It could be due to a leaking of the refrigerant. If your system is low on refrigerant, likely due to a leak, it could lead to icing on the system. Low levels of refrigerant can also put unnecessary stress on your air conditioning system.

Air conditioning companies in Jacksonville, FL like ours can help explain the many reasons a system can ice up. Ice is not something you want to ignore! It has to be dealt with proactively, taken care of. The faster you respond to an issue like ice on your system, the easier it will be to fix. Ignorance can lead to a severe issue and a more significant repair bill. If you notice ice on your system, call us and have it taken care of today!

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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