Need Air Conditioning Service in Birmingham Right Now? Call KS Services!
In Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding areas, air conditioning is critical for in-home comfort! The average high for five solid months each summer is above 80 degrees. Add the humidity, and you have a need for relief.
We are ready to assist you with your cooling needs any time of the year, whether you need a tune up or HVAC service to replace your existing air conditioner or heat pump.
And we’re here on the hottest day of the year if your air conditioner decides to conk out on a triple-digit day. When you task KS Services with solving your cooling problems, you can rest assured that our NATE-certified technicians will get the job done right. Schedule Service Today!
We offer the following cooling services:
Air Conditioning Service in Birmingham, AL.
In general, when we refer to air conditioning service, we mean preventative maintenance or a tune up. We recommend an air conditioner tune up once a year, preferably in the spring. This way, we can make sure your AC is ready to handle everything Mother Nature sends our way.
If you use a heat pump, we recommend a tune up twice a year. Because heat pumps work all year long to provide both heating and air conditioning, it needs extra attention. Unlike an air conditioner and a furnace combination, a heat pump has no offseason.
KS Services’ air conditioner maintenance includes a comprehensive inspection of all your air conditioner or heat pump components. Your technician cleans the components, lubricates necessary components and checks the integrity of belts. He or she also tests all electrical switches and controls.
This thorough service quickly identifies areas of excess wear and tear. These red flags allow us to make minor repairs or suggest usage changes to prevent bigger repairs and/or breakdowns from occurring in the future. This ultimately saves you time and money.
Plus, most manufacturer warranties require routine maintenance from a qualified professional to stay in compliance.
AC Repair in Birmingham
At KS Services, we repair any brand of air conditioner or heat pump. How do you know when you need a repair? Short of “nothing happens when I turn it on,” there are a few signs.
For example, if your heat pump or air conditioner behaves oddly, it might need to be repaired. Odd behavior may include a strange noise, like a grinding sound. You may also hear clicks or squeals and, in some cases, strange odors, like musty mildew or a burnt smell.
All of these, believe it or not, mean something specific to an experienced HVAC technician. We are happy to jump in and solve your problem before it gets worse and requires replacement, or more importantly, puts your safety at risk.
HVAC systems are powerful and expensive appliances in our homes. It’s more than just comfort; heating and air equipment affects your safety as well. Call us for any concerns you have with your heat pump or air conditioner. We’ll fix it right up with peace of mind for you, as well.
Air Conditioner Installation in Birmingham
It’s important to start out with the right equipment. Our team carefully measures and records information about your house, your needs and any energy-efficiency goals you have. It’s crucial to get the appropriately sized HVAC unit for your home. Too often, we find a customer with an air conditioner that’s either too big or too small for his or her home.
Is a “too big” air conditioner or heat pump a bad thing in Alabama? You bet. There’s a host of potential problems there – everything from short cycling, discomfort and outrageous utility bills. When you’re ready to replace an air conditioner, give us a call.
We’re happy to talk through your various air conditioning installation options, the pros and cons of variable versus single-speed units, how to incorporate a Wi-Fi, or “smart” thermostat, and if ductless mini splits are right for you.
Ductless air conditioners or heat pumps are quickly gaining in popularity. You may use them in a couple different ways. First, you could use a single unit to boost the cooling in a room tricky to cool, like a sunroom or a south-facing room with lots of windows.
Ductless mini splits are installed on the ceiling or on the wall and are quiet, energy-efficient and – because they’re not connected to ductwork – flexible. If you’re building onto your home or finishing a space like a garage workspace, they’re amazing.
Second, some homeowners choose to install multiple indoor units to heat and cool their whole house. As many as four to six indoor units may connect to a single outdoor condenser unit. This provides zone control for specific rooms or floors, unlike central heating and air.
Indoor Air Quality with Air Conditioning in Birmingham, AL
The first air quality concern for most customers is humidity. As part of the cooling process, an air conditioner extracts moisture from the air, but it’s hard to keep up with the volume of humidity we encounter in Alabama.
Many people choose to install a whole home dehumidifer to complement the AC in their home. A whole home dehumidifier increases your comfort, takes some pressure off the air conditioner or heat pump and even lets you leave the air conditioner at a slightly higher temperature, which saves you money.
Do you have someone in your family with allergies or asthma? The number of people who live with chronic respiratory illness continues to increase. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Birmingham is the 8th most challenging city in the United State to live with asthma.
Triggers for allergies or asthma vary by person. The most common include pollutants, such as dust, dander, pollen, mildew and insect or critter material. We can help here, too.
We install various air filtration or cleaning products within your HVAC system to reduce or eliminate airborne particulates. Some products neutralize airborne virus or bacteria particles. That’s good for everyone. Ask us for a free recommendation based on your specific health needs.