ESI Heating is your #1 HVAC contractor in Portland, 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 ESI Heating 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.
At ESI Heating, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 517-647-6906 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
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“Justin and Terry were very knowledgeable about best practices for replacing my AC unit. They also took the time to replace some old valves that are no longer used in case I want to install a humidifier in the future.”
– Paul T.
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“Prompt, kind, & efficient. Answered all questions & showed us what needed to be done to maintain our system. We didn’t feel like we were just a number but more as a customer.”
– Eric L.
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“Explained and gave us options about our AC Unit. Gave his advice but didn’t pressure. Was polite and kind. Great worker!”
– McQuaid & Associates 0.
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“Always on time! Always courteous and professional, always suggesting appropriate repair at the best price!”
– Sarah N.
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“Every person on the team was professional, prompt and genuinely cared about the situation. We had an older conditioning unit that needed to be replaced during the hottest days this summer. I cannot thank them enough for taking the time to explain everything. We were confident with our decisions and highly recommend ESI.”
– Linnae D.
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“Nick was awesome at getting our installation scheduled very quickly thank you ? also Justin and terry did a great job installing the central air thank you ESI! Highly recommend them!!!”
– Nicole S.
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“ESI’s Maintenance team is great. My appointment was scheduled and had requested service performed within a couple of days. Mike C was my technician. He was on time and super friendly to my family and myself. Mike was very thorough with what he found during our maintenance check and made sure to explain if questions were asked. Thank you Mike and the whole ESI team for being so outstanding and reliable!”
– Kendall M.