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.
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Air Conditioner Replacement in San Jose, CA 95118
“The team was efficient, professional, and explained everything they were doing . What a great company . Thank you .”
Air Conditioner Repair in Los Gatos, CA 95032
“Air care was awesome to work with. Professional and easy to work with. We had a leak in our air conditioning system and they came out and repaired. Their technician Al was knowledgeable he explained everything in detail and was a true professional. Because of Al’s we are looking into contracting them to do our quarterly preventive maintenance service. Thank you Al for your work”
Air Conditioner Repair in Santa Clara, CA 95054
“Anthony and Moses were awesome. They were knowledgeable, efficient, extremely cortious and did an excellent job in the repair and cleanup of the area where they worked in the house.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95120
“My rental property had an air-conditioning issue during a heat-wave. It was the weekend, but I did not want my tenants to have to suffer through a hot weekend without A/C. Air-care was able to send us a technician right away and fix the issue (was a capacitor that needed replacing). Very happy with their quick, professional service.
Air-Care did the installation of my system 6 years ago, when we lived in this house. I was very happy with their installation work then, and very happy with their follow-up service too!”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95117
“Kintroy was fantastic. On time and very thorough with his work. I’m pleased with the price and quality of work.”
Air Conditioner Repair in San Jose, CA 95124
“Thank you Kimtroy for your wonderful help fixing our AC system. You, efficiently answered all my concerns regarding the
AC system operation.
Keep up the good work and God bless you.
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“Fast service. Very informative and pleasant. Professional service for a reasonable price.”
Air Conditioner Maintenance in San Jose, CA 95124
“Kintroy is an excellent AC technician. I can see in your technicians seriousness, AC knowledge and willingness to help the customer.”