Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning is your #1 HVAC contractor in Lapeer, 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 Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning 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.
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 Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 810-664-8865 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
Air Conditioner Installation in Other, MI 48412
Our home (2400 Sq.Ft.), has boiler heat and we have always used window air conditioners. I requested 4 appraisals. Asking questions from all (i.e. installation specifics, equipment warranty, manufacturer, etc.). Kapala was the only one that satisfied my inquiries and the only one suggesting that they keep all cooling within the interior of my home when possible, protecting them from the elements.
My AC split unit installation was done by Curt and Zach. Two very particular, professional and caring individuals. Their work was impeccable! The fact that Kapala didn’t rush them to hurry the job like some companies do; was a real asset.
So the bottom line is, when I need heating and/or AC services again I’ll find Curt and Zach wherever they are. Thanks again Kapala Heating and Air Conditioning for having such a fantastic team.
– Paul R.
Great Company! They came within 2 days of calling and installed a new furnace and A/C! My wife was 8 months pregnant at the time in the summer (July 17’) and they were prompt, professional and stand by their work! Highly recommend!
– Fred A.
They had my parts ordered and ready to install within two days. The office staff was very informative. So impressed with their timely fashion in which they operate. Just in time for the 90 degree days. Thanks so much Kapala H/C.
– Kyle S.
Kapala Heating & Air Conditioning proudly provides HVAC service to Almont, Columbiaville, Hadley, Imlay City, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, and Oxford, MI, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 810-664-8865, or request service online today.