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 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!”
– Sandy S.
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– Matthew R.
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“Was very courteous and efficient”
– Wollie K.
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“Excellent and professional work and all areas were clean and left in good condition”
– South Elton Baptist Church E.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35218
“Western sales and service has very good workers. Jay worked hard in getting me financial assistance!”
– Freida O.
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“Dear Jay, Josh and Company: I appreciate the work you did at my mother's estate as well as the correspondence that you sent to me. I look forward to working with you in the near future.”
– Vincent W.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35242
“Good quality & customer service.”
– David M.
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“Can’t believe that they did all this work in 1 day!!! Outstanding service!!! Thank you.”
– Lee K.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35111
“Great guys who do truly good work. Even when things get tricky they keep at it and get the job done. Would recommend for anybody.”
– Kent Armstrong A.
Air Conditioner Replacement in Birmingham, AL 35213
“Western has been helping us with maintenance and repairs since about 2012 (6 years) on referral from a close friend. We have never been disappointed! When two of our A/C units had to be replaced, Jay came out, assessed ours needs and problems and recommended a reasonably priced solution. He could have recommended top of the line equipment but for our needs he was sensible, rational, and considerate. The men who installed the systems were courteous, informative, pleasant, skilled, and thorough. Some of the ducting that was installed when we built our home was poorly designed, resulted in inefficient flow to some rooms, and never produced adequate cooling in those rooms. Western replaced and reworked the ducting, inspected ducting on vents which had developed molding (were not insulated properly), and achieved much more appropriate air flow and cooling to areas that never had had it before. I cannot say enough good about Western. They provide excellent, thoughtful, and considerate service and reasonable pricing. Thank you for caring for us!”
– Earl S.