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Air Conditioning

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Air Handlers is your #1 HVAC contractor in Chesapeake, VA 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 Air Handlers 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.

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 Air Handlers, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 757-424-4836 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Air Handlers.

Call us at 757-424-4836!

Air Conditioner Repair in Virginia Beach, VA 23451

“Lee did a great job explaining and then repairing my problem” – Bill G.

Air Conditioner Installation in Norfolk, VA 23509

“In July, we arrived home from vacation to a very warm house. A call was placed to Air Handlers and Lee was out that afternoon. The system was older and we knew it would probably need to be replaced. Josh brought by several window units to keep us cool while we waited for the installation. Lee and Brandon were exceptionally polite and efficient while working. Everything was installed properly (including some fixes to a venting pipe that was not installed correctly when the house was built) and they even let us keep some of the boxes for our bunny to play with :-). Working with Air Handlers was a pleasure and I would highly recommend them to anyone!”

– Sandi W.

Air Conditioner Repair in Virginia Beach, VA 23464

“Lee Myers arrived on time. He was professional and very courteous. He looked at the problem and knew immediately what need fixed. He made the repair and had our house running with cool air within half an hour. Would highly recommend him to anyone.”

– Patty G.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Virginia Beach, VA 23462

“Just few words about Brandon and Alex: very professional and knowledgeable persons, knew what they were doing and kept me informed all the time; good listeners; make up a good team. The work was finished as promised and no trash was left behind. Thank you Air Handlers for a job well done.”

– Victor M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Norfolk, VA 23508

“Easy scheduling, next day service, AC repaired. In & out in under 35 minutes! Great job, Lee!”

– Dorothy M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Chesapeake, VA 23322

“Excellent service by Lee Myers!”

– Jim M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Chesapeake, VA 13322

“1132 Priscilla Lane. Kevin has inspected our gas package unit in the past and has always been honest and open with me about the repairs needed. He did tell me last year that the unit was nearing the end of its life. This year, after a thorough inspection Kevin advised that the unit was leaking freon and although he could charge the unit it would need to be done continually. Kevin felt it would be best to replace the unit and made an appointment for us . I know Kevin is looking out for my family and I trust his judgement and advise.”

– Peter S.

Air Conditioner Installation in Chesapeake, VA 23322

“Air handlers were extremely professional and from the planning process through final installment. Their team made me feel confident I was getting the best for my money and were extremely efficient in getting me completely taken care of. Lee and Brandon are super technicians and solid representatives of your great company. Thanks again for the awesome service!”

– Jack H.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Virginia Beach, VA 23454

“Lee arrived on time as promised. He did a thorough job of inspecting my A/C unit inside and out. He explained how I could make my unit more efficient and helped me with adjusting my registers for better air flow. I will use them in the future for maintenance ad repair.”

– Bonnie B.

Air Conditioner Installation in Virginia Beach, VA 23464

“Lee & Brandon did a great job”

– Kathleen N.

Air Handlers is a full service heating and air conditioning company. Providing outstanding customer service and HVAC repair, service and installation to Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, parts of Suffolk.