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 Maintenance in San Martin, CA 95046
Air Conditioner Repair in Mountain View, CA 94040
“Cooling and heating unit just shut off several times and randomly restarted; technician James came to check it out; water was not flowing out of drain, and caused sensor to trigger. James checked all the pipes and used compressed CO2 to clear debris from line. Quick, polite and professional service. Thanks”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in San Jose, CA 95124
“Replaced filters and checked unit. Came on time, and left the area clean.”
Air Conditioner Replacement in Saratoga, CA 95070
“Polite, informative, arrived when notified and replaced compressor quickly!”
Air Conditioner Repair in Santa Clara, CA 95054
“Provided an excellent response & service! Thank you”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95118
“The service guy came and fix the AC issue. AC was not cooling down, refrigerant was low, and he refilled. Very nice service”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95123
“Very professional company. Amazing experience. James was great. Explained everything in detail. When I called to get the appt the person who answered was extremely professional as well. I felt so good about the experience I signed up for their maintenance program. Highly recommend them.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95135
“Kintroy was very helpful, knowledgeable and quick. He did a great job.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95014
“Kintroy is an excellent technician. Knows his stuff and gets the job done promptly and correctly. Totally satisfied to have my AC back.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95138
“James was excellent!”