Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Service.

Valley Air Conditioning & Heating is your #1 HVAC contractor in Modesto 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 Valley Air Conditioning & Heating 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?

Our SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit’s SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient SEER2 unit. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.

 

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Customize to Your Home

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** Data from U.S. Energy Information Administration
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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.

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 Valley Air Conditioning & Heating, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 209-524-7756 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Modesto, CA 95350

“Angel arrived on time, polite, prepared, and professional. He listened to our concerns, answered our questions, and explained. The first day was mainly getting the new unit on the roof. It was a very hot day but it didn’t slow him or the team with him down. He worked a full day+. The next day, again promptly & ready to tackle our duct replacement. The day was another scorcher, but he was in the attic tackling the duct replacement to completion. The inspector came to inspect the job, authorizing it to completion. Angel handled the final paperwork very well. Always friendly & professional. We are very happy with Valley AC service, the staff, Malissa, and Elenor were awesome. Thank you Valley AC.”
- Liv D.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Modesto, CA 95355

“Excellent repair and service employee. Very committed to customer service. Very good communication skills and technical knowledge. Don't let this guy get away from you.”

- wayne s.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Modesto, CA 95355

“Installation was completed sooner than expected. Installers were friendly and courteous. No problems.”

- Wayne S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Modesto, CA 95354

“Felipe was punctual, kind, listened to us, and answered and questions we had. He gave us great suggestions on how we can manage some things ourselves in the future, as well as tips for annual maintenance. He never made us feel like he was rushing to get the job done quickly. We really appreciate the time he took with us.”

- Brianna B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Modesto, CA 95357

“Felipe helped us out today with our AC unit. He was on time, very knowledgeable, explained the problem clearly, friendly experience and was thorough in his work. We highly recommend Felipe.”

- Adam P.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Modesto, CA 95357

“Shawn was very kind, respectful, knowledgeable, friendly, informative, and has a great sense of humor. Thank you for a job well done!”

- Dianne P.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Modesto, CA 95350

“Everything was great. Gave a lot of information.”

- Janisse R.

Air Conditioner Installation in Modesto, CA 95355

“So happy with our new heating and a/c unit. Everyone was very friendly and completed the job all in one day. Office staff is equally as nice and helpful. Very satisfied! Thanks for everything!”

- Janice S.

Air Conditioner Installation in Tracy, CA 95376

“Thank you Valley Air Conditioning. You made the whole process flawless. Richard Utz was a pleasure to have as my sell’s consultant and installer. Richard and his co-worker Shawn Barnett did a clean and professional job. I am very happy with Valley Air. I would definitely check them out. Thank you Team Valley Air Conditioning.”

- Chris M.

Air Conditioner Installation in Modesto, CA 95355

“Dinarte was on time for appt. He looked at my existing heat and air system and gave me 3 options and cost for replacing existing system. Very knowledgeable and professional.”

- Barry W.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Valley Air Conditioning & Heating.

Call us at 209-524-7756!