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Answer Heating & Cooling is your #1 HVAC contractor in Midland, MI 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 Answer Heating & Cooling 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.

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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 Answer Heating & Cooling, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 989-695-9461 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Midland, MI 48640

“Here’s a “P. S.” to our favorable review of Chris’s recent service call. As I mentioned, he informed us of the importance of a good carbon monoxide detector, properly located in our home. Today the detector Chris sold us went off. We had lost power and we were running a generator in an open garage, which should be ok. But the furnace is in a closet right in the garage. The furnace fan was running and sucking in the generator’s fumes, and distributing them throughout the house. We opened up and put the generator in the front yard. Thanks, Chris!” – Mary A.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Midland, MI 48640

“Chris was prompt and efficient. With a cheerful demeanor, he explained the issues with our older A/C and with our permission, made improvements on the spot. He also educated us about the importance of having an effective carbon monoxide detector and where it should be placed to do the most good. I would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a professional HVAC expert.” – Mary and Bob A.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Midland, MI 48640

“On 6-10-21, we had a dual service visit with a 1 yr. check on our new furnace and a clean/check on our AC. Chris F. was our technician and he did a fine job. He was professional and friendly. He offered suggestions to improve our overall health and comfort. He continued the fine experience we have had with Answer and will be welcome at our home on future visits.” – Gary W.

Air Conditioner Installation in Saginaw, MI 49603

“Evan did a great job removing my old AC System and installing the new one the installation area was cleaned up, you wouldn't know it was installed area looked great and he was easy to talk to and very professional in his job. I would recommend his work to anyone I know needing AC service” – Mark E.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Saginaw, MI 48603

“Extremely intelligent individuals. Very kind, & did not hesitate to explain things I did not know about the new unit. The teamwork between Evan & Jake was awesome. I highly recommend this business. As well, they were very kind to my dog, as near the end my puppy started following them & loving their attention. Thank you so much for taking care of my household.” – Christina S.

Air Conditioning & Furnace Replacement in Freeland, MI 48623

“My wife and I are extremely pleased with the replacement of our old furnace with our new one by Answer Heating & Cooling. From the initial contact with Joel to the installation by Jeff and Alex, the entire project was a great experience. Joel's expertise and advice explained how to effective correct the uneven heating and cooling problem we were having. The installation of the new furnace and A/C unit were done professionally by Jeff and Alex without a hitch. The guys were very courteous and respectful and made sure the basement was left neat and clean at all times. I will gladly contact Answer Heating for any future projects and continue to use them as our heating and cooling contractor. Thanks Answer for a great job!!!!” – Ron & Linda S.

Air Conditioning Installation in Midland, MI 48640

Both guys were great, they compliment each other well. – Jon S.

Air Conditioner Installation in Saginaw, MI 48604

“Great experience, I would highly recommend!!! Thanks for a job well done…” – Russell C.

Air Conditioning Installation in Freeland, MI 48623

Great job! Completely satisfied. Matthew and Jake did an awesome job. – Joe. K

Air Conditioning Installation in Saginaw, MI 48604

Mat and Jake were wonderful. They were friendly, explained things well, and cleaned up perfectly after their work. Jim was also pleasant to work with, and his efforts to resolve and issue were greatly appreciated, and will keep me coming back to Answer so long as I’m in the area, and recommending the company to family and friends. – Tara W.

Answer Heating & Cooling provides HVAC services to Freeland, Saginaw, Midland, Bay City, Frankenmuth, Vassar, and the surrounding MI communities. To view more of our service area, please visit our service area page.