Gagle’s is your #1 HVAC contractor in Salem, OR 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 Gagle’s 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 Gagle’s, 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.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97306
“Grant did an excellent job when he came to service our air conditioner and furnace. He was very polite and explained in detail what he had done. I hope he will be the technician to return for our next service.”
– Susan G.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97302
“Punctual and informative.”
– Charles M.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97302-1720
“Grant, the service technician, is excellent. He explained what he was doing and we have had no problems with our air conditioner. Grant arrived on time and completed his work in a timely manner. I would recommend Gagles for yearly heating and air conditioning maintenance based on his work.”
– Craig M.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97305
“Grant inspected our 1 and 1/2 year old unit that was installed by another company and found that the unit had not been installed properly caused water to leak over some vital parts. He took pictures and did a temporary fix so we could use our heat and A/C until the other company can come and correct the problems. He was very thorough and explained thing perfectly. We will definitely used Gagles in the future.”
– Johnny W.
Air Conditioner Installation in Salem, OR 97304
“We were very pleased with the purchase and the installation service of our new air conditioner provided by Raymond and Will. The entire process went very smoothly and we want to thank them for the very professional and courteous service they provided. We have been satisfied customers of Gagle's for the last 28+ years!”
– Linda A.
Air Conditioner Repair in Salem, OR 97306
“Grant did an excellent job and I will be using you guys again!”
– Steve M.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97305
“You came a few years ago during an awful heatwave and fixed my a/c. I was so grateful that I bought a new a/c and gas heater from you! Your service continues yearly and always wonderful.”
– Julia C.