When you live somewhere with as warm and humid as a climate as ours, it’s hard to imagine ever seeing ice anywhere, let alone developing on your air conditioner. Although perhaps you’re one of those people who think that ice is involved in the cooling process. After all, how else does chilled air make its way into your home, if ice isn’t involved?
Well, through refrigerant. You see, refrigerant is a substance that makes the whole cooling process possible. It cycles between liquid and gas form in order to remove heat from your home, and to return cooled air. This is oversimplifying it a bit, but the point is, refrigerant is what makes your air conditioner actually cool the air, not ice.
So what causes an air conditioner to ice up? We’ll elaborate below, but essentially, air conditioners ice up when the refrigerant inside gets too cold due to an external problem with the system. Read on to learn more!