All City Heat and Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Charlotte, 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 All City Heat and 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.
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 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 All City Heat and Air, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 704-545-2000 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
Ernie was very professional and helpful.
Marti did great service today
Marti did great service today. He is knowledgeable and extremely thorough.”
– James O.
Marti was extremely thorough and knowledgeable about maintenance of our unit
“Marti was extremely thorough and knowledgeable about maintenance of our unit. I learned a lot about the importance of maintenance and was very satisfied with the service completed this afternoon.”
– James O.
“Thank you Martin for your professionalism, courtesy, kindness, understanding and helpfulness.
Thank you! IK”
– I K.
– Steven C.
Would definitely recommend!
“I have used All City Heating & Air for years and have always been pleased with the quality of the service. The technicians are knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!”
– Ellen D.
“These people are extremely nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Great service. On time. No problems at all.”
– Susan G.
Terrific as always!
“Terrific as always! Thank you!!”
– Jenny M.
I highly recommend them!
“I've been very pleased with All City Heating and Air. I'm on their twice-a-year maintenance plan and have been for several years. I highly recommend them!”
– Mike W.
Ernie has serviced our heat and air needs for 5 years
“Ernie has serviced our heat and air needs for the 5 years that we have been in Charlotte, He has replaced one whole system, rebalanced the air delivery system to provide better air flow between two floors and provides annual cleaning and inspection. He is prompt, reasonable in his pricing, and his work is done right the first time.”
– Shelton W.