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.
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 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.
Air Conditioner Repair in Fort Collins, CO 80524
“I want to commend the service we received from your technician Mike H. to repair our malfunctioning A/C unit. It is getting pretty old and thought we would have to replace it. Mike arrived promptly, quickly diagnosed our issues, explained the repairs needed, gave us an estimate, and went to work get us back on line. The whole process only took a couple of hours and he serviced our whole system. He was honest, telling us the unit is still functional, and simply required a couple of key parts and would probably last us the rest of this season. It saved us thousands that a new unit would have cost. This fall we need to consider replacing our entire HVAC system and I will be calling Poudre Valley Air to get that done. Excellent work, great customer service, prompt and reliable!!!! You will always get out service.”
– Kent G.
Air Conditioner Installation in Greeley, CO 80634
“Wyatt Winchester and Dustin Clay both did an excellent job installing our new furnace and air conditioner. They were very professional, efficient, informative and personable. They also did a great job cleaning our air ducts. They worked well as a team.”
– Tom D.
Air Conditioner Repair in Windsor, CO 80550
“Called late Friday night. Trace came out first thing Saturday morning and got our ac running again. Trace is a great guy and works for a great company!”
– Cody M.
Air Conditioner Installation in Fort Collins, CO 80525
“Wyatt Winchester and Tyler Owen did an excellent job. They arrived about 1:15 and worked until 8 pm removing the old air conditioner and then installing the new unit.”
– Don Z.
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.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Cheyenne, CO 82009
“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.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Windsor, CO 80550
“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.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Windsor, CO 80528
“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.