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.
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.
Air Conditioner Replacement
“I used Balance Point to replace my AC unit and was completely satisfied with the quality of service and the price. These guys do it right and I highly recommend their business and their tech crew. Callen went out of his way for me, taking calls and texts outside of normal business hours to accommodate my schedule. I agree with the prior reviews, I felt like I was their #1 priority. The crew was clean, professional and on time and got the AC unit faster than I could have hoped for. Robert from their crew put in clean copper and tin work and it looks great. Well done!”
– Matt Z.
HVAC System Installation
“Electric bill cut in half after Bill installed my new air and heating. Could not have asked for a better company to do this work. Thanks again.”
– Ann K.
Air Conditioner Repair in Fort Collins, CO 80524
“We called Balance Point after another heating company failed to fix our air conditioner. They found the problem, repaired it , and we have had no other problems. Thanks for the great service.”
– Henry C.
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.