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 Repair in Homewood, AL 35209
“Frank’s a good guy- no nonsense. Second visit with Frank & his demeanor is stoic which is different than any other tech I have ever experienced so it put me off at first. He seems knowledgeable, efficient and trustworthy.”
– Peri C.
Air Conditioner Repair in Birmingham, AL 35208
“Technician was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He had an apprentice with him and the same could be said about him.”
– George J.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Birmingham, AL 35208
“Josh Thank You for sending out David he found the problem and fixed it David been out to house before I feel he treated me like he would treat his own grandmother please always send David when I any problems I'm sorry I was so upset the other day I'm sure your technical person you dented the other day with the cowboy hat good but today technical person David really knows what he is doing and great personality also every time I called your Secretary so cal m and kind i hate that y'all move away from the western section but I understand crime really bad I hear shoot ing a lot if I could move i would but I can't afford i appreciate it y'all still come to this neighborhood again Thank you”
– Linda O.
Plumbing Repair in Birmingham, AL 35242
“Since buying my 'new to me' home, I've relied on Western to inspect and maintain my A/Cs, Heaters, Hot Water Heater, and Plumbing. They respond quickly to calls/online requests, are thorough and honest. They explain everything and provide options. I've been very satisfied with Western and highly recommend them to others.”
– m h.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35223
“Travis installed our new HVAC system in one day. There was a problem with our collection box, so he had to come back a second day to make that repair. The work was done in a timely and professional manner and the price was competitive with other companies we contacted.”
– Sonya J.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35213
“When i realized my air was not functioning, I called and a technician came out within an hour, diagnosed the problem. This was on a Friday. A very knowledgeable sales person came that afternoon and explained my options. The new unit was installed on Monday just in time for the 90 degree temps due later in the week. Victor, the installer, did a great job. He did not leave until he was sure the unit worked and the area was cleaned up and all debrIs removed. Couldn't ask for better service.”
– Dee C.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35233
“I so happy with the unit Mr.Travis and his team worked on for my church”
– East End Baptist Church M.
Air Conditioner Installation in Leeds, AL 35094
“These guys have worked very hard all week. Very professional.”
– Karla L.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35228
“Very professional and friendly staff. Would highly recommend this company.”
– Cynthia M.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham, AL 35243
“Travis and Victor did a great job installing our heater. Will recommend this company to all our friends and family”
– Linda J.