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 Jose, CA 95124
Air Conditioner Installation in Santa Clara, CA 95050
“From beginning to end the Air Care team was professional and exacting in their work. Moses was my project lead and he worked tirelessly to install the central air in my 70-year-old house. He was also extraordinarily respectful of me and careful in my home. He has ‘old school’ manners – rare and precious. Overall I am very pleased with the service.”
Air Conditioner Replacement in San Jose, CA 95118
“Kintroy did an incredible job replacing our AC unit. Jeffrey helped with the disconnect of the old unit. Both were on time, COVID safe, and extremely professional. Thank you so so much 😊”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95123
“Kintroy is very friendly and helpful.”
Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95129
“Both gentlemen were wonderful! This was a flawless experience! The team who worked here is very knowledgeable and courteous! They worked all day for most of the week to complete this very involved job. Each day they told me what was planned for that day so I knew what to expect. At the end of each workday, they cleaned up and put everything back in order.
I would totally recommend Joey and his team of professionals!
We are very happy!!!”
Air Conditioner Installation in Fremont, CA 94539
“The installers were prompt, courteous, and knew their stuff. The system works great. Air Care offered a much better system at a lower price than their competitors. Glad I chose them!”
Air Conditioner Installation in Sunnyvale, CA 94087
“We live in an old Eichler House in Sunnyvale. AirCare did great job helping us install split AC unit in our bedrooms. Initial consultation is very informative and we're impressive with their expertise in this special house without attic.
Installation guys are professional. They handled everything including the city inspection. After they finished, we're not satisfied with some of the metal placement on the wall. They quickly came back to and helped us fix it.
Overall we're very happy with their work and would love to recommend AirCare to anyones else especially homeowners of Eichler houses.”
Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95125
“They did a thorough job and were very pleasant to work with!”
Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95111
“I am totally surprised and happy with the service from Air Care Heating & Cooling!
I went through at least three AC companies in San Jose for a new central AC installation, but Joey Mangano exceeded all of them by explaining in detail our needs for efficiency in our house with no pressure at all! He let us think about what he offers with a very competitive quote! After a week to sleep on the quote, I decided to go with Air Care Heating & Cooling. I have to say this company, with Moses as the leader of the installation, you will appreciate that you picked the right team to take care of your AC needs. The result is that I have them take care of our daughter’s house AC installation also. What’s more, my daughter’s neighbors after seeing their work, had them work on their houses also! To make it short, you will be happy if you let Air Care take care of your AC needs!”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Mountain View, CA 94040-1402
“Joey is a wonderful guy to work with. The technicians take all the coronavirus precautions so I feel safe to have them in my home.”