Air Conditioning

Close up of air conditioning unit.

Albritton Heating & Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Wilmington, NC 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 Albritton Heating & 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 Albritton Heating & Air, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 910-792-6111 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

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Air Conditioner Repair in Wilmington, NC 28401

“We were very pleased with how quick Justin came to repair the system and when some followup was needed the next day, there wasn’t any additional charges. Thank you!” – David H.

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“This company has handled my heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance and repairs for years and I have always found them to be prompt, reasonable, and courteous, including both technicians and office staff. Highly recommend them!”

– Barbara C.

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“As always amazing, fast & honest work. Only company I use!”

– Kimberly O.

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“Left message at night they were here the next morning early!! Great professional service and reasonable price. Thanks for your help!!”

– Pat H.

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“They are a polite, helpful and hard working team!!”

– Trish J.

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“Polite, professional service. Justin got to the bottom of our problem. Very happy with the outcome.”

– Ed J.

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“Quick on scheduling and informative on what was the problem!”

– Melinda S.

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“Mike was very helpful explaining the issue with my coolant. Answered all my questions very clearly. Excellent employee.”

– Janet A.

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“always great”

– mary N.

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“My experience could not have been better. This was not an emergency. But, I received timely assistance–from the short 15 minutes for Albritton to return my telephone call to the reasonable 3-hours it took for professional to show up and resolve the problem. Honest and expert, Albritton got right to work and kept me informed of the problem. I have already shared their contact with my neighbor.”

– Kathleen R.

Albritton Heating & Air proudly provides HVAC service to Carolina Beach, Hampstead, Kure Beach, Leland, Rocky Point, Shallotte, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beachand the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 910-792-6111, or request service online today.