BlueAir is your #1 HVAC contractor in Austin, TX, and the surrounding communities. Whether it is your air conditioner (AC) or heat pump that needs service, we are the leading company for all of your cooling needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at BlueAir are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner, heat pump, ductless system, and beyond. 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 SEER 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 system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
Residential Air Conditioning Installation
At BlueAir we provide:
- Free Estimates
- A wide selection of features so that you get the system you want at a price that fits your budget
- A comprehensive plan to address your entire system, including duct design, air flow, and noise reduction
- A Lifetime Workmanship warranty, a 2-year Repair Warranty and Equipment Warranties as offered by the manufacturers. Extended warranties are available. Contact us for details.
Common Air Conditioning Questions
When Does It Save Money To Replace My Air Conditioner?
A rule of thumb is to multiply your repair bill times the age of the furnace. If the result is $3,000 or more, replace it. If it is less than $2,000, repair it. If it’s in between, repair it if you plan on moving within the next couple of years. If not, consider replacing. With a ten year old heat pump or a fifteen year old furnace, you will need to replace it in a few years anyway. Today’s repair may be little more than money down the drain. It can make more sense to spend money on a new system instead of more repairs.
What Size Equipment Do I Need?
It is important that your air conditioning equipment be sized to your home. A system that is too large will not remove enough humidity. A system that is too small will run continuously and have trouble keeping the temperature at a comfortable level. Generally speaking a well insulated home should require equipment to be sized at 600 square feet per ton.
Does My Utility Company Offer Rebates on New Equipment?
Many local utility companies offer rebates on high efficiency systems. Call us at 512-257-8423 for details about available rebates from your utility company.
Residential Air Conditioner Repair
Our goal at BlueAir is to have your air conditioning system up and running as soon as possible to ensure your comfort and convenience. For this reason our service trucks are stocked with the most commonly used parts so that ninety-percent of all ac repairs can be completed during the initial visit.
The fact that we repair all brands is just one of the ten reasons, listed below, that you should contact BlueAir today.
10 Reasons to Call BlueAir for AC Service
- $89 Diagnosis
- Flat rate ac repair prices so you know the cost of the repair upfront. No surprises!
- We give you all your options, from air conditioning repair to air conditioning replacement. You decide!
- We perform air conditioning repair all brands, makes and models
- One-year warranty on all air conditioner repairs
- You can apply the cost of your ac repair towards a new system within 1-year. (Up to $200. Cleaning not included.)
- Nationally certified repair technicians
- 24-hour emergency service
- All major credit cards accepted
- Locally owned and operated
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.
Air Conditioning 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 refrigerant 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 HVAC system 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 BlueAir, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
Air Conditioner Alternatives
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What Is Ductless?
Often called split systems or mini-split systems, ductless heating and cooling is one of the easiest places to save money on your home energy bill. Depending on the size and layout of your space, ductless systems can be more expensive to install; however, they may reduce your monthly bill by up to 30 percent. In a traditional central air system, you lose energy through leaks and holes in your duct system. A ductless system removes that variable.
Ductless is quiet, efficient and can be purchased with a heating option, to provide you and your home with more comfort options.
The advantage to using a heat pump is energy savings during the heating season. They are commonly used in central Texas due to our mild winters.
A heat pump cools the home in the same way as other split air conditioning systems. The difference is that when heating it reverses the flow of refrigerant to remove cold air from the home. This is less expensive than traditional electric heat. When temperatures dip into the 30’s or lower this method does not work as well. At that time emergency electric heat strips in the system can be used to keep your home comfortable.
All of the staff at BlueAir are committed to finding you the perfect cooling system for your home. If you are not comfortable, we are not happy. Call us today for maintenance, repairs, or new installations. We are standing by to take your call.