Crystal Air & Water, Inc is your #1 HVAC contractor in Gainesville, FL, 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 Crystal Air & Water, Inc 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?
Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
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.
Air Conditioner Repair in Gainesville, FL 32609
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Gainesville, FL 32606
“Thomas was knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and quick to complete the task. He recommended a UV filter and explained what it would do. Having allergies we decided to have him install the unit.”
– Mario L.
Air Conditioner Installation in Gainesville, FL 32653
“Mike and Cisco did an amazing job for us. Very professional and friendly. Explained the process and system thoroughly and went above and beyond. Very happy with the Crystal team!”
– Chris A.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Gainesville, FL 32607
“great same day service”
– jim b.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Alachua, FL 32615
“Keith came to our home to do routine maintenance on our AC unit and ended up helping us tackle a VERY complicated problem with our thermostat. He was extremely patient, kind, and knowledgeable. He was professional and took the proper precautions during his visit. Thank you, Keith!!”
– John K.
Air Conditioner Repair in McAlpin, FL 32062
“I just had my faith in A/C service techs re-established along with the office staff. Brian arrived and determined the fault with my Trane A/C unit within 20 mins. Diagnoses with ordered parts within 40 mins. Thoroughly pleased with his ability, customer service etiquette and all around professionalism. Initial call into the office was equally a positive experience. I highly recommend this company. I have tried several local A/C companies and have found Crystal Air & Water to be the best. Thanks Brian!”
– Rick F.
Air Conditioner Repair in Gainesville, FL 32609
“Mike Steel and Jesus Munez of Crystal Air moved my A/C unit in the back of house to around the corner so I could build a screened-in porch. They were nice and polite, timely, efficient, professional, and very good at what they do. They left my job site in perfect condition. A job well done!”
– Michael S.
Air Conditioner Replacement in Gainesville, FL 32608
“Keith Brammer and Crystal Air were amazing to work with and recommend anyone to utilize there services! They were very honest, diligent, helpful and nice people. They put a rush on our order so my family did not have to be without AC in the middle of the summer!”
– William D.
Air Conditioner Repair in Gainesville, FL 32605
“Technician Keith B. listened to the story of what happened, immediately checked the system and found the problem, replaced the compressor contactor, and the system was functional again. He checked pressures and amperage, confirmed it was working as expected.
Outstanding service and efficiency.”
– Eric P.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Gainesville, FL 32605
“Keith Brammer was an excellent technician. Give that man a raise!!”
– Brian T.
Crystal Air & Water, Inc proudly provides HVAC service to Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, Melrose, Micanopy, Newberry, Starke, Williston and the surrounding Flordia communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 352-333-0460, or request service online today.