Air Conditioning

Close up of air conditioner fan.

Abel Plumbing & Heating is your #1 HVAC contractor in Albuquerque, NM 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 Abel Plumbing & Heating 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 SEER 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 system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.

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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.

SEER
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 Abel Plumbing & Heating, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call or text us at 505-205-8409 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

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I appreciate the customer service

“The install was quick and easy. The service technician kept his workspace clean and acted very professional. I appreciate the customer service.” – Jessica R.

Will definitely call you guys again!

“Here when you said you would be. Fixed my air conditioner very quickly and showed me a few things I should know. Will definitely call you guys again!”

– david U.

I will keep using Abel plumbing again

“Fast efficient got the job done right. I will keep using Abel plumbing again.”

– Richard M.

Highly recommended

“Always great service. Professional. Friendly. Highly recommended.”

– Kevin W.

Amazing service, thank you!

“I emailed Able about an issue with my A/C unit and Melvin came out the same day of the email, checked it out and corrected it in minutes. Amazing service, thank you!”

– Marcus W.

They have Won a Customer for Life

Initially 5 years ago I had Abel quote a combo furnace/AC unit install and I chose another company due to their extensive warranty offer. Well, 5 years later when my unit started malfunctioning that company is not around to honor their 10 year warranty, so what good was it? I called Abel (my #2 at the time and still had their original quotes on file). They came out, diagnosed the problem and repaired it all in under 3 days combined….amazing. Then, one of their technicians followed up a day later to make sure that the unit was still functioning properly and set right, and to make sure I was good to go. I wish I had gone with them in the first place. Great service, honest technicians, and a great dispatcher. Overall they get 100/100 for me and they have won a customer for life. Thanks!

-Marcus W.


Abel Plumbing & Heating proudly provides HVAC service to Albuquerque, Tijeras, Cedar Crest, San Antonio, Edgewood, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call or text us at 505-205-8409, or request service online today.