Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

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.

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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.

AC Facts

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.

At Air Care Heating & Cooling, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 408.317.2950 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95148

“Joey did a good job. He was straight forward, explained well and get to the point person. No time wasted and got done at the least amount of time. Very efficient.”
- Reggie L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Sunnyvale, CA 94087

“Kintroy was fantastic! He arrived earlier than scheduled, expertly diagnosed the problem with our AC, and was able to fix it immediately. Very knowledgeable, professional and personable. Thank you!”

- Derek C.

Air Conditioner Repair in Palo Alto, CA 94301

“Kintroy was very pleasant, helpful, and explained what he was doing in detail. He was very knowledgeable about air conditioning and got our system running again very quickly. I will call Air Care the next time we need HVAC service.”

- Bud B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Santa Clara, CA 95054

“James and Joe found the issue fast and got it repaired quickly. Very professional team and efficient job. Will choose them again”

- Di L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Campbell, CA 95008

“He was great to deal with, very knowledgable, had the part , checked to make sure all worked fine. and cleaned up
Im going to get him on a maintance schedule , he knows his stuff
Thanks, Hal”

- Hal H.

Air Conditioner Repair in Cupertino, CA 95014

“Kintroy is a terrific technician. The unit works fine and should be good for a few years. He did a great job, was on time, and neat. He explained the whole job to me so I could understand it. A pleasure to do business with him.”

- Charles B.

Air Conditioner Installation in Sunnyvale, CA 94087

“Great service! Friendly and efficient services.”

- Preetha M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in San Jose, CA 95125

“James, the service representative is wonderful and very professional. Excellent service and very knowledgeable. Great personality, and very helpful. I look forward to working with James at the next maintenance period. Excellent service and quality!!”

- Rosalind H.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in San Jose, CA 95120


- DAN B.

Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95138

“They were great, very professional, left everything very clean and explain everything very clearly, I would recommend them 100%”

- Sergio M.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Air Care Heating & Cooling.

Call us at 408.317.2950!