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 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Saratoga, CA 95070
“I’ve been with Air Care Heating and Cooling for many years. Brian has been my service technician for the last 2 years. He is excellent and always does a thorough job! I would highly recommend Air Care for your Heating and Cooling needs. I also use them for my rentals. They are very personable and will give you 100%. Thanks, Air Care Heating and Cooling!”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Sunnyvale, CA 94086
“Anthony did a great job and took care of the problems – very professional, thank you”
Air Conditioner Installation in Sunnyvale, CA 94086
“We had a problem with our AC where it would leak water in the bathroom when turned on. We had a few services performed but to no avail. Finally, the community (Bristol Commons) scheduled the installation of a new unit. Anthony was responsible for the installation and he went about it very professionally keeping in mind all the safety measures required during the pandemic. He informed me about the process and then went on about it trying his best to minimize disturbance and keeping me informed of the process.”
Air Conditioner Replacement in Mountain View, CA 94040
“This review is for Anthony. He replaced an old air conditioner with a new one in my apartment. He and his helper came on time, covered the floor with protective materials to keep it clean and safe from debris. He explained everything he did and instructed how to use the appliance properly. He was nice and professional. The office lady Victoria also was very responsive, informative and easy to communicate. I don’t know about their pricing because my landlord is supposed to cover all fees but the guys were definitely nice to work with. Thank you”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in San Jose, CA 95112
“Had an appointment window between 9 and 11 and he got here around 10am. Brian was very professional when we met. Before he came inside the house he put on his mask and shoe covers which I really appreciate considering the current situation. He was very thorough in checking the thermostat, air ducts, furnace and a/c unit. He went over some of his findings and recommendations. Overall the service was excellent and would definitely recommend to my family and friends.”
Air Conditioner Installation in San Jose, CA 95125
“Great service very informative.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95129
“I’d like to recommend to anyone that needs HVAC or Air conditioning services to use Air-Care Heating and Cooling. We own 2 companies and when the Virus hit the bay area we immediately called them to see what types of air purifiers they had that would protect our customers and our staff. Joey, the owner responded very quickly and came up with a perfect fit for our businesses and at a reasonable price. They were installed within days! His team is professional and friendly. I now use them for our quarterly maintenance and even at my home.”
Efficient Cooling in San Jose, CA 95132
“My existing unit was old and loud. Air Care Heating & Cooling provided good service and they have great reviews. Summer is getting hot and I needed an efficient way to cool.”
Air Conditioner Replacement in Mountain View, CA 94040
“Joey answered all my questions effectively and entertained all my ideas about different setups. His estimate was in range with other places. Not the lowest, but he listened to my needs the best and seemed to what he was talking about. He offered to discount the maintenance that had been done on the old unit.”