Air Care Heating & Cooling is your #1 HVAC contractor in San Jose, CA and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Air Care Heating & Cooling are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.
How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?
Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
Air Conditioning Basics
The four main components to your air conditioner are:
Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.
Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.
Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.
Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.
All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.
An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.
Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.
Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.
Air Conditioner Repair in Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95129
“Joey & his team are very knowledgeable about all things heating & cooling. They have installed 2 ac units, new ducts, registers & a furnace at our place over the years. They are also very responsive & have helped us troubleshoot problems with our units & ready to show up for service at short notice. Highly recommended!”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95136
“My experience with Air Care has been wonderful. My air conditioning stopped working during an unprecedented heat wave and I was desperate to get someone out to fix my unit. From the first phone call to the home visit, it was such a great experience. My technician, Joey, come out within hours of my phone call and was excellent in communicating to me what was wrong with my unit. He fixed it right away and provided very helpful information on how to keep my unit working efficiently. I would highly recommend Air Care for all your heating and cooling needs.”
Air Conditioner Repair in Cupertino, CA 95014
“The vast majority of HVAC companies were not able to service our Hydronics based HVAC system. After struggling for almost a year with multiple service companies and wasteful expenditure, we finally discovered Air Care.
Meanwhile, our AC unit continued to have several issues and wrong fixes unrelated to the root cause. Despite being an engineer, I never understood the cause of the AC problem until Joey showed up at our doorstep.
Joey diagnosed the issues within minutes and had the AC unit up and running within the hour. After he serviced the unit, the AC unit is working flawlessly.
Besides providing a brilliant service, we appreciate Joey’s initiative to explain in detail every item on the repair list he did. This has given us a much better understanding of the system and we will follow his advice on periodic maintenance.
Needless to say, we will strongly recommend Air Care service to our neighbors.
– Chandra M”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Cupertino, CA 95014
“This company is my new “go-to” establishment for air conditioning and heating maintenance. The owner was the repair person who serviced my air conditioner, was very friendly, and explained issues to me to help avoid major problems.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95130
“I had an excellent experience with Joey. My AC unit suddenly stopped working during the first heatwave this season. I was able to quickly make an appointment over the phone (which was very professional). Joey arrived at the appointment on time, was friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Answered all my questions & gave me some A/C education, while he diagnosed the problem. He was able to replace the part on the spot & had me on my way. His office then quickly sent me the paperwork via email. It was a very pleasant experience & highly recommend working with them!”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95148
“First of all, Victoria was very prompt in responding to an email request send on Sunday & scheduled the earliest appointment within 24hrs.
Joey came out on time & found the issue in a very short time & proposed the options to fix it. Joey had the parts in stock & the repair work was completed quickly. The charges were told upfront & the cost of the parts was added separately. Overall very satisfied with the experience. This was very helpful on a very hot day.”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Santa Clara, CA 95051
“I didn’t know that AC systems had to be maintained until several years of living in our house. Called up Air Care and got an appointment with a good timeslot within 2 days. Brian showed up right at the beginning of the time window & got to work. He inspected the whole AC and furnace system & gave us a rundown of what needed to be done in terms of maintenance. He got everything working well, AC unit cleaned spick & span, & was done within a couple of hours of showing up. Really great service & would recommend using again.”
Air Conditioner Installation in Mountain View, CA 94040
“Joey, Kintroy and Brandon were simply amazing. They saved us from months of dying in heat without AC. They had very competitive prices, were so nice and respectful, worked SO QUICKLY, and everything works really well so far. We are so incredibly happy to have a working AC and heater once again after 4 months of suffering! Thank you!!!”
Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95128
“KinTroy, Americo, Jeff, Moses & Anthony created a custom system for our Eichler home that had to contend with the solar array on our roof. Their attention to detail and codes was exceptional. The installation went smoothly with any questions answered quickly including explanations on the roof. In summary the crew handled everything with good humor & professionally with my satisfaction always forefront.
I will highly recommend Air Care to anyone as a great company to cover your HVAC needs.
Thanks for the great work!”