Star Air Conditioning & Heating is your #1 HVAC contractor in Kissimmee, FL 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 Star Air Conditioning & 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.
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 Star Air Conditioning & Heating, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
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Air Conditioning Service and Installation
We are very happy with the service and installation of our a/c unit from Star Air Conditioning. We got several estimates and decided to go with Star, and we were extremely happy with their prompt and professional service.
– Edward Behrer
AC Unit and Condenser Replacements
Star Air recently replaced our inside and outside units and condensers for our business. I would describe our experience as quick, painless, and easy. They handled everything! If you are looking for an AC company that will be in and out with little to no fuss, call Star… What a value!
– Beverly F., Owner, Dr. Jay’s Auto Repair
Air Conditioning Repair
Wife and I tolerated back up from the drain pipe. House wasn’t staying cool and the power bill was getting to be too much. Buddy recommended Star Air Conditioning and for once I listened. What a relief!!! Ever since the work was completed we don’t worry about our A/C. Nick and Jose– great workers. Appreciate you explaining what was wrong. All went as told and couldn’t be happier. Thanks again.
– Richard R.
AC Repair Highly Recommended
Star A/C and Heat took care of my A/C over the summer. It was Sunday, but they did not hesitate to stop by my house on the same day. Highly recommend this company to anyone!!
– Kevin Y.
Air Conditioner Service
Don’t waist your time looking for a great AC company! Call Star AC! We went through several “top rated” companies and none of them took the time to fix the problem or has the customer service needed. Star AC is excellent! Solutions oriented, fair priced. VERY HELPFUL, courteous, friendly, and they took the time to explain EVERYTHING! I hope they are around for a long time.
– Derek D.
Star Air Conditioning & Heating provides heating, cooling, and pool installation and repair services to residents in Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, Davenport, Clermont, Hunters Creek, Wendemere, Dr. Phillips, Orlando, Lake Nona, Bayhill, Meadow Woods, Waterfall Lakes, Belle Isle, Ocoee, Winter Gardens, and surrounding Florida communities. Visit our service area page to learn more about our core service area and how we can help you. Contact us today at 407-932-1536 or request service online.