Air Conditioning

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A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Hood River, OR 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 A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air 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.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

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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.

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 A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 541-387-3311 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Mosier, OR 97040

“Appreciate Andrew. Very customer focused and great to work with. Love having the same technician service our furnace and air conditioner. Your business does A+ job. Thank You” – Judy Y.

Air Conditioner Installation in Carson, OR 98610

“Skylar and Johnny installed a new air conditioner and furnace for us….and they did an outstanding job! We were so impressed with their professionalism. They arrived on time, communicated clearly and frequently, and were obviously very knowledgeable about the equipment, its installation and its operation. There were a few minor challenges that had to be addressed and Skylar and Johnny reviewed the options with us and addressed questions until we agreed on solutions. A and E’s reputation for reliable service is built on interactions such as these….kudos to A and E for hiring such professional and friendly people to work with their customers. Thank you Skylar and Johnny….we will enjoy our new equipment for years to come!”

– Theresa L.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Hood River, OR 97031

“Andrew is our regular service technician and has been for a few years. He is always on time, professional, and does a great job. You are lucky to have such high quality technicians as Andrew.”

– Russ W.

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– James K.

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“Andrew was fantastic and very professional.”

– Jim S.

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“He was very polite and helpful. I asked questions about the control. And he showed me how to use it properly.
Thank you”

– Nina K.

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“I received an email from A & E notifying me that Andrew was coming, and identified himself when he arrived.”

– Oralia R.

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“John was courteous and professional. It was a good experience.”

– Mike U.

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“Great service by Andrew as usual! He is the best.”

– Robert R.

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“I always feel confident that andrew will do a great service.
He is timely, reliable and adds valuable information for other devices.”

– Robert G.

A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air proudly provides HVAC service to the Hood River, Oregon, and The Dalles, Washington, area communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 541-387-3311, or request service online today.