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Air Conditioning

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.

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.

SEER
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 Replacement in Salem, OR 97304

“Danial and Tim were wonderful. They arrived promptly at the time specified, worked hard to replace both our A/C and furnace, answered any questions that my husband and I had and cleaned up to leave everything immaculate . We highly recommend this company for anyone’s A/c and furnace needs.”

– Pamela L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Keizer, OR 97303

“Grant was our service man, very professional, very good inspection of our air conditioner, he knew exactly what was needed to fix it and had the repair part in his van. I would recommend him to all my neighbors and friends. 👍👍👍👍👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

– Douglas D.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97302

“Mac came by and serviced the air conditioner. He was very friendly and did his work quickly. He reviewed the paperwork and was very professional while he was here. Would recommend him again anytime.”

– Gordon J.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97302

“We have had our Bryant Furnace & A/C unit (installed by Gagle's in April 2017) serviced twice under terms of a Residential ESA. Technician Mac Bosshardt performed the maintenance service on both instances. We found Mac to be personable, knowledgeable, and efficient; he answered questions about our furnace/AC unit fully and clearly.”

– Chester z.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97306

“Mac Bosshardt worked on my furnace last November while training under Ray. Last week Mac was on his own performing maintenance on my air conditioner. He was fast and thorough in his work. He reminded me that my AC unit was aging (of which I was aware) and probably might last only one or two seasons. He was very responsive to my questions and requests. Thank you very much, Mac.

Note: Please send me a written summary of work done to file with my HVAC records. Thanks.”

– Cas B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97305

“Grant did a great job. We appreciate the promptness of service.”

– Darlene Warrick w.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Silverton, OR 97381

“Very happy with the staff and service. Always prompt and any problems are addressed on site. I definitely recommend Gagle’s for the installation and maintenance of heating and cooling systems.”

– Mardeane R.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salem, OR 97306

“Our service technician, Grant was able to diagnose and repair our A/C quickly. He explained the problem clearly and the part that needed replacing. Gagle’s installed our furnace and A/C many years ago. They’ve always been a dependable, local family business who guarantee their work. We highly recommend them.”

– Paula A.

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.

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