Balance Point 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 Balance Point 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.
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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 Balance Point, 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 Conditioner Repair in Fort Collins, CO 80521
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“Balance Point always treats me like a valued customer, and because of that I keep returning. Their technicians are always professional and provide excellent advice on the problem and how to resolve it. They never suggest replacing equipment when it can be repaired, and I appreciate their honesty!”
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“David was awesome! He called me to let me know he was on his way and he showed up on time. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped get our AC up and running with little time and minimal cost. Thank you for great customer service!”
– Zach K.
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“It was great how quickly you were able to send someone over. The person sent over was great and I felt like he did a great job making sure he knew what the problem was.”
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Air Conditioner Installation in Windsor, CO 80550
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Air Conditioner Replacement in Loveland, CO 80537
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– Colin B.
Air Conditioner Installation in Windsor, CO 80528
“Balance Point recently replaced my furnace and air conditioner and I couldn’t be more pleased. Callen listened to my concerns and recommended options to address the issues with the old inefficient system. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood how the system would work and presented several options for me to consider. His team of Ken, Cole and Kevin worked together to correct problems with ductwork and installed the best system for me. Customer service and follow through has been outstanding. I highly recommend Callen and the Balance Point team”
– Joan B.
Air Conditioner Installation in Fort Collins, CO 80525
“Couldn't be happier with them. My hot water heater recently went out and Balance Point was quick to get out there and make sure I could replace it right away. I decided it was time to replace my ancient furnace and air conditioner at the same time. They offered several alternatives at various price points, explained the differences between them, and helped coordinate several rebates my final system selections were eligible for. Due to the design of my home, the space available install the system was limited and offered some challenges which they adapted to and handled with ease. They worked late on a Friday to make sure everything was up and running so I could use it if necessary over the weekend. I never hesitate to recommend Balance Point to friends and clients because they all have been happy with their work as well.”
– Amanda W.
Balance Point provides heating and cooling services in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Longmont, Boulder, Wellington, Greeley, Timnath, Johnstown, Laporte, Bellvue, Berthoud, Eaton and surrounding communities. View our service area.