He cautioned us to let the ice melt slowly and let the air conditioner dry out.
Last year, my husband and I went to our cabin by the lake when it was still wintertime. It shocked us to see that there was almost 3 inches of ice on the air conditioning unit. My husband was alarmed, thinking that the ice was going to destroy our AC unit, and he was getting ready to scrape the ice off. Before he got the ice pick, I told him that maybe we should contact the HVAC company first. The comma told us he would be out the following day and inspect the air conditioning unit. When he got there, he said that the winds that came off the lake would often cause ice accumulation on the air conditioning unit. That the ice was 3 inches thick did not make any difference whether our AC unit would work during the summer. However, if we were to use an ice pick to remove the ice, or any other tool to remove the ice, it could do damage to the air conditioning. He cautioned us to let the ice melt slowly and let the air conditioner dry out. He said the ice would do no damage, and our air conditioner should work properly when it came time to be used. He did, however, tell us we should have the air conditioning unit inspected before we actually use it. We were glad because when it came time to use the air conditioning unit; the ice had melted, and it was working perfectly. I’m glad we call the HVAC company before attempting to remove the 3 inches of ice.