Air Conditioning Repair & Installation in Countryside

When it come to service for their air conditioners, many homeowners are clueless as to where to begin searching. However, a growing group of Chicagoland residents have discovered that Star Piping and Heating Air Conditioning Repair is a terrific source for a variety of services. They have learned to rely on us to deliver the best air conditioning repair the Chicago suburbs offer. We provide only the best HVAC repair crews. Count on our experienced, certified technicians to provide your home or business with a guarantee of fast response time and 24/7 emergency service for repair of your malfunctioning system.

Your Comfort Is Important To Us

With thousands of providers to choose from, finding the right company can be a difficult process. At Star Piping and Heating Air Conditioning Repair, keeping clients comfortable and safe is our main goal. The local technicians we utilize are knowledgeable about the specialized repair procedures and equipment needed for all makes and models.

Why Use Star Piping and Heating AC Repair?

At Star Piping and Heating Air Conditioning Repair, we have a long tradition of quality service behind us. We know the importance of good work ethics and fair pricing. Have you checked out the articles on our site? We want to help you avoid companies who promise the moon but fail to deliver on their promises!

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Our company does not offer free services such as Freon recharging, or free cleaning. These types of bait and switch tactics are something every consumer should be aware of. The price you pay for service provided is based on the prevailing best rates in the area. Remember this: if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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Any good, reputable company usually offers an 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. We do! Star Piping and Heating Air Conditioning Repair stands behind every job, whether it be it a repair, installation or replacement  for any job big or small. That assurance should bolster your confidence in us. Need more?

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If you need HVAC service, you want technicians that are experienced and licensed. Hire the pros. Don’t take chances with anyone but certified technicians. For additional information about quality air conditioning repair in the Chicago suburbs, please take a minute to review the articles on our website or call us anytime at 708-447-7023.

Air Conditioning

How Your A/C Works
Air conditioning includes both the cooling and heating of air. It also cleans the air and controls the moisture level.
An air conditioner is able to cool a building because it removes heat from the indoor air and transfers it outdoors. A chemical refrigerant in the system absorbs the unwanted heat and pumps it through a system of piping to the outside coil. The fan, located in the outside unit, blows outside air over the hot coil, transferring heat from the refrigerant to the outdoor air.

Basic Operations
Most air conditioning systems have five mechanical components:

  • a compressor
  • an expansion valve or metering device
  • an evaporator coil and blower
  • a chemical refrigerant

Most central air conditioning units operate by means of a split system. That is, they consist of a “hot” side, or the condensing unit—including the condensing coil, the compressor and the fan—which is situated outside your home, and a “cold” side that is located inside your home. The cold side consists of an expansion valve and a cold coil, and it is usually part of your furnace or some type of air handler. The furnace blows air through an evaporator coil, which cools the air. Then this cool air is routed throughout your home by means of a series of air ducts. A window unit operates on the same principal, the only difference being that both the hot side and the cold side are located within the same housing unit.

The compressor (which is controlled by the thermostat) is the “heart” of the system. The compressor acts as the pump, causing the refrigerant to flow through the system. Its job is to draw in a low-pressure, low-temperature, refrigerant in a gaseous state and by compressing this gas, raise the pressure and temperature of the refrigerant. This high-pressure, high-temperature gas then flows to the condenser coil.

The condenser coil is a series of piping with a fan that draws outside air across the coil. As the refrigerant passes through the condenser coil and the cooler outside air passes across the coil, the air absorbs heat from the refrigerant which causes the refrigerant to condense from a gas to a liquid state. The high-pressure, high-temperature liquid then reaches the expansion valve.

The expansion valve is the “brain” of the system. By sensing the temperature of the evaporator, or cooling coil, it allows liquid to pass through a very small orifice, which causes the refrigerant to expand to a low-pressure, low-temperature gas. This “cold” refrigerant flows to the evaporator coil.

The evaporator coil is a series of piping connected to a furnace or air handler that blows indoor air across it, causing the coil to absorb heat from the air. The cooled air is then delivered to the house through ducting. The refrigerant then flows back to the compressor where the cycle starts over again.