The Smith Service Company is your #1 HVAC contractor in Baldwin City, KS 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 The Smith Service Company are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner, heat pump, 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.
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.
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 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 The Smith Service Company, 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.
Unlike a furnace, a heat pump is an appliance that moves heat from one place to another rather than generating heat. Many Kansas residents choose to use a heat pump in their homes. The advantage to using a heat pump is that you can easily switch it to heat and warm your home without the use of a furnace.
There are three basic forms of heat pump available:
Air Source: An air-source heat pump uses a series of coils to collect the heat from the air and transfer it inside or outside.
Water Source: A water-source heat pump collects energy from water by running a series of pipes underwater and then transfers the heat in or out.
Geothermal: A geothermal heat pump, also known as a ground-source heat pump, collects energy from the earth through a series of coils and transfers that energy inside or outside.
All of the staff at The Smith Service Company 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 annual maintenance, repairs, or new installations. We are standing by to take your call.
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