Air Conditioning: Service, Maintenance, and Installation

Air conditioning service.

Royal American Heating & Cooling is your #1 HVAC contractor in Hinsdale, Oak Park, Elmhurst 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 Royal American 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.

Air Conditioner Repair

Don’t suffer through another day in a hot, stuffy home! Is your air conditioner acting up, freezing up, or making too much noise? Our experienced team of HVAC professionals is here to keep your home cool. We repair all makes and models, and we will never try to sell you a service you don’t need. Our technicians are honest and hard working, and we’re always transparent and fair about the work we do.

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.

To learn more about on-bill utility financing click here.

See our current rebates on a new replacement system.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance

For air conditioners, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the spring. Our professional technician will check and clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.

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 Royal American Heating & Cooling, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 708-928-8372 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Carrier Infinity 26 Air Conditioner (Greenspeed)

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Elmhurst, IL 60188

“I had routine maintenance done on my air conditioning and heating furnace. Marcos was the technician that did the servicing. He is extremely courteous and knowledgeable. He patiently answers any of my questions. I feel extremely secure that my system is working properly when he finishes the job. I would highly recommend him.”
- Janine S.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Elmhurst, IL 60103

“Had our spring cleaning today, May 1. always an excellent experience. Marcus, showed such professionalism and courtesy. Explaining in great detail what was done and potentially what needs to be done. We couldn't be happier with
Royal. You guys are the best.

- virginia z.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Melrose Park, IL 60104

“I just want to say that Marco is one of the good guys that has integrity and showed a lot of professionalism. He reassured me while he was working that he will get our A/C up and running and that helped me feel at ease. I didn't know anything about this company but rest assured, I will recommend you guys to any and everyone that's looking for a name they can trust to get the job done right the first time. Thanks Marco, and thank you because the price was very feasible and the work was amazing. My wife is going to cry when she gets home because it was mainly for her comfort. He went above and beyond, so thank you again Royal.”

- Cedric H.

Air Conditioner Installation

Everyone was great. The rep listened to what I wanted to do. No pushy sales tactics, just a good explanation of what the different options would do for my home, and now that they are installed they work as advertised. Installers were polite, clean, and got the old units out and new units in without a single scratch to the walls. My install was completed two days after my AC failed, and it would have been less buy the furnace was not yet in stock. Royal American treated me and my family like a priority. I have a 1 year old who’s room was reading as high as 92 degrees so I needed help fast, and I got it. I have already recommended them to a close friend of mine.

Dave N.