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.
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 and then 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 overall.
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 Airclaws, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
How Much Money Can You Save with a New Air Conditioner?
Our SEER energy 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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“Wanted to let you know how happy we were with Seth’s work on 5/19/20. He arrived within 24 hours of our calling in our issue, was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He had the problem diagnosed and fixed within an hour at minimal expense. Very pleased. You’ve got an excellent employee there!”
– Maria & Roman W.
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The two gentlemen that installed our system were very knowledgeable and polite. I would highly recommend this company. The gentleman that did the final inspection was also very polite and knowledgeable.”
– Floyd Y.
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“Outstanding experience from phone for service to writing the check.prompt same day service went right to the problem , fixed it all the while polite and friendly AIR CLAWS will be my go to needs service provider THANKS AIR CLAWS”
– James B.
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“Top notch sales people and installation. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the system and the customer service from Airclaws was first rate.”
– Ray R.
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“We decided to replace our old (original to our home, thus about 27 yrs old) air-conditioner and gas furnace system. We asked three local HVAC installers for quotes on a new system. Ryan Tevis, from Airclaws, Inc., gave us a set of options that were based on an evaluation of our home’s requirements and our habits and desires. Of the three local installers, Airclaws, Inc. made by far the most thorough presentation for meeting our HVAC needs. Ryan was the only one to even mention that we would qualify for a Columbia Gas Rebate ($300) and AEP Rebate ($200). Not only that, but he filled-out and submitted the paperwork. As there would be some time delay in receiving the rebates, he deducted the rebates from our bill (and we signed the rebate applications to have the rebates sent directly to Airclaws). Furthermore, we lost air-conditioning on a Thur. and Airclaws had completed the new installation by the following Monday!”
– Roger R.