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Air Conditioning

Poudre Valley Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Fort Collins, CO 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 Poudre Valley Air 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.

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 Poudre Valley Air, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 970-493-2050 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Windsor, CO 80528

“Chris G was great as always”

– Mary A.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80525

“Chris Gabriel was a very competent technician, checked everything and I now feel that everything is working well. I want to let Poudre Valley Air know that they have a very good man working for them. I am in my 80's now and he made sure that he met all my needs with all equipment working in top notch condition. Thanks you, Karen Raymond”

– Karen R.

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“Service was done by Mike Hybiak. He is a great technician. I always request Mike because of his great service. Poudre Valley Air is a great company. So glad I found them several years ago. I would not use anybody else.”

– ROSELYNN a.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80528

“Phillip was very professional, courteous and thorough. I request him for my spring and fall maintenance check.”

– Keith N.

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“Steve went above and beyond to ensure that our house was safe and that my husband i understood everything. Thank you Poudre Valley Air!”

– Alex M.

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“We were excited to see Steve Z. is back helping customers with their heating/A.C systems. We had our furnace maintenance check in the fall and was sad to hear Steve Z. was no longer with you. We were somewhat disappointed in the tech that arrived in the fall as his customer skill set was no where near to what Steve Z. performs. Steve is very thorough in his system evaluation, explains what he has done, goes over each item on the worksheet, and makes recommendations when needed. And always asks if we want to continue the comfort care agreement. He is super friendly and shows up at the door with a smile. What a great representative for PVAir, make sure to keep this guy on your staff he is doing a great job!!”

– Rand C.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80521

“Philip is always great at letting me know where my furnace and airconditioner is at and when I need to replace these items. I feel I can depend on his expertise and honesty.”

– Vicki J.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80524

“Phillip was the service representative who came today. Polite, knowledgeable, helpful, etc. describes him very well. In fact, l would like to have him continue to be the person who services our annual maintenance contract.”

– William L.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO 80525

“Phillip is an excellent Tech and is quite personable in dealing with your customers. On time, courteous and pays attention to the details of keeping our system in top running order. Thanks for sending such a fine well qualified employee.”

– Paul B.

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“Phillip always does the work efficiently and cleans up. He makes me feel like a valued customer.
I will always request him.”

– Laurene A.


Poudre Valley Air proudly provides HVAC service to Fort Collins, Loveland, Colorado and Southeastern Wyoming and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 970-493-2050, or request service online today.

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