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 Duct Installation in Happy Valley, OR 97089

“We had our air ducts cleaned and then had them Aerosealed. Nick was so awesome, very friendly and professional. He was so careful in the house and cleaned everything up before he left. Rick Coleman was our sales person, he was so knowledgable and friendly. He made a couple visits to our house to go over the estimate before we made the decision to go with him and his company. The new furnace and AC are being installed today. So very happy with this company” – Barbara C.

Heat Pump Installation in Sandy, OR 97055

“We are very satisfied with the work done by Barrie and Alex in removing our old oil furnace and installing the new heat pump and air conditioner. They were professional and personable and we would have no hesitation in recommending A&E and them to others.”

– Dan T.

Air Conditioner Repair in Troutdale, OR 97060

“John was very knowledgeable and helped me understand the repair.”

– Jeff A.

Air Conditioner Repair in Gresham, OR 97080

“I was very pleased with Alex Logvineko’s work at repairing and installing the new coil for my air conditioner. He is courteous, patient, knowledgeable and thorough. I also appreciated the explanation of the work he had to do. He is truly an asset to A & E Plumbing, Heating and Air Company!”

– Paula W.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fairview, OR 97024

“The repair technician went above and beyond. So thankful I got a second opinion. Wish I could give Parker 10 stars. I will enthusiastically recommend your services.”

– Deborah M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Hood River, OR 97031

“Called the A&E team at 7:30 and Dan Glavin restored our AC in the afternoon. Could not be happier with his service and ability to quickly repair our capacitor. The whole A&E team has always done a great job for us.

Thank you!!!!”

– Glen Z.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Troutdale, OR 97060

“Rick was on time, very knowledgeable, and explained all our options.”

– Jeff N.

Air Conditioner Repair in Hood River, OR 97031


– Dolores O.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Portland, OR 97203

“Replaced our old unit within a few hours. Excellent craftsmanship.”

– Tom B.

Air Conditioner Repair in The Dalles, OR 97058

“Dan was quick, pleasant, professional, and careful.”

– Kathy S.

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.