Western Sales and Services is your #1 HVAC contractor in Birmingham, AL 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 Western Sales and Services 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.
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.
At Western Sales and Services, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 205-787-8674 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
Air Conditioner Installation in Chelsea, AL 35043
“Great experience from arrival through finished job! Thanks guys!!”
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Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35208
“We’ve been using Western for over 20 years now. We are completely satisfied with every service call.”
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Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35223
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“Our AC went out early Monday evening. I called around 9 the next day to request service. The repair guys came before lunch. I learned that my blower had burned out and I was looking at replacing it. My unit was 18 years old so I was faced with replacing the blower or getting a new unit. The repairman, Frank, called in to get a ballpark figure on a new unit so I could make an informed decision. I got my ballpark figure but was told I could have a sales/install guy at my house in about 30 minutes. Jay arrived and looked at my unit, inspected the area, measured, etc. We had a lot of conversation around new parts vs a new unit. Neither of these guys pressured me to purchase a new unit but that is exactly what I did. I was told it would be Thursday when the new unit would be installed. That meant another day of a hot house but it was certainly understandable. My next call from Jay was to ask me if they could go ahead and tear out the old equipment which would make the install faster on Thursday. I agreed they could get started. By now it's about 3:00 and I look out to see a new unit being delivered to my house. They told me they wouldn't be able to do the new duct work but they would have air for me today! This was far above my expectations and I was greatful. Victor, the installiation guy, got my air running around 5:30. The next morning he came back and ran a little duct work to bring it up to code, and he also replaced a gas valve that was installed incorrectly. I've never paid much attention to the aesthetics of my AC unit but Victor did an outstanding job tying it all together and making sure it looked good. And that it did! The new unit is good and the attention to detail in the estimate and the installation is unprecedented. I will definitely use Western for all of my heating, cooling, and plumbing needs.
Fast-Honest-Great Customer Service!”
– Weslyn P.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35213
“Our A/C units which were installed with the house have started to go bad. Today’s installation was the third one we’ve had to replace in 4 months. Western S&S has been there for us and graciously agreed to install this one on Saturday. The team brings expertise, thorough evaluation, and dedication to see the job finished to everyone’s satisfaction! We keep coming back to them. You will not be disappointed!”
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“Excellent and professional work and all areas were clean and left in good condition”
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