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Air Conditioning

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.

AC Facts

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.

SEER
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.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Western Sales and Services.

Call us at 205-787-8674!

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“Very friendly, took his time and explained everything. Spent a lot of time getting everything done.”

– Lieaa P.

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“Got everything in shape for us! Everything is working great now!”

– Brian k.

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“A great experience with David. He addressed our concerns and answered our questions…very professional and courteous. Thanks David”

– Jesse L.

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“Excellent customer service.”

– Stephanie T.

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“Prompt and courteous!”

– Janie B.

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“David Eastis and his partner get a 5-star rating on service rendered.”

– Tamara J.

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“Excellent, timely service on a 90+ degree day. Called around 3:45 in the afternoon. Dave was here before 5:00 and gone by 5:45. Thanks so much!”

– Mary G.

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“Dave was courteous, efficient and professional!!”

– Jane R.

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“David is always super helpful and gives great service”

– Will W.

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“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.

Western Sales and Service services Birmingham, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Pelham, Chelsea, and the surrounding Alabama communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 205-787-8674, or request service online today.