Air Conditioning

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Four Seasons Heating & Cooling is your #1 HVAC contractor in Beaufort, NC, 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 Four Seasons Heating & Cooling 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 SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) 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 SEER2 unit. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.

SEER2 Energy Savings Calculator

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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.

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.

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 Four Seasons Heating & Cooling, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 252-247-5500 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Four Seasons Heating & Cooling.

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Air Conditioner Repair in Beaufort, NC 28516

“Excellent experience with Robert Weeks.” – Allan P.
- Allan P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Newport, NC 28570

“I want to thank the team at Four Seasons for their professionalism and personable nature. They were great to work with.   I really appreciate them working around the high tide!!!!”

– David W.

- David W.

Air Conditioner Repair in Morehead City, NC 28557

“Robert was great and did an awesome job explaining things to us.”

– Susan K.

- Susan K.

Air Conditioner Repair in Newport, NC 28570

“Cole did and always do a great job. He call and tell me he his on his way. He ask me questions about the problem and when it is fixed he explain it to me. I give him 5 stars.”

– Beth M.

- Beth M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

“Cole was great! Had a great experience.”

– Pat C.

- Pat C.

Air Conditioner Repair in Morehead City, NC 28557

“Could not have been better. Same day service. Robert was very polite and efficient. Excellent employee
 Solved our issue in short order. Thanks”

– Chester P.

- Chester P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Beaufort, NC 28516

“Cole was great-very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Four Seasons.”

– John H.

- John H.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Beaufort, NC 28516

My wife and I just got down here and are tickled how the install looks and how neat everything is.

Sorry we haven’t met you all.  Kenny is the only one.
THANKS AGAIN.  This is our 39th season down here and I’ve never had the opportunity (or reason) to say “great job” for any AC service or install work!!

I’ll be calling again soon.”

– Mark O.

- Mark O.

Air Conditioner Repair in Morehead City, NC 28557

“James was very helpful in explaining why the system wasn't working properly. He was very knowledgeable on the system.”

– Jack C.

- Jack C.

Air Conditioner Repair in Morehead City, NC 28557

“Service by James H. was excellent.”

- Charles L.

Four Seasons Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Beaufort, Cherry Point, Newport, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro, Indian Beach, Havelock, Marshallberg and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 252-247-5500, or request service online today.