Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating is your #1 HVAC contractor in Thousand Palms, CA 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 Mendez Air Conditioning and 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.
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 Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating, 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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“Victor performed a home warranty service call on our a/c. He was knowledgeable, professional and extremely courteous. He diagnosed the problem quickly and performed the necessary repairs. He asked serveral times if we had any questions. I would highly recommend Mendez and Victor.”
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“For several months when it got really hot, one of our air conditioners would quit blowing cool air . A different local AC company tried several times to fix the problem and it still didn't work. The exact same problem started as soon as the afternoon heat kicked in. Jessie came out and not only was he courteous and efficient, he was very knowledgeable. After months of a lack of AC in one of our air-conditioners during the extreme heat this year, in one afternoon, Jessie, along with some phone confirmation from his supervisor, was able to diagnose the problem and it is now working great. Thank you Jessie and Mendez AC”
– Kim H.
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“Victor was outstanding. He not only provided exceptional service was polite, professional and exceedingly well mannered.”
– Robert S.
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“Rick was very honest and fixed our a/c. We had another local come out and said it would take three days to get part. We called Mendez Air Conditioning and Rick fixed a/c one hour. Rick told us a/c problem was totally different then other a/c company told us it was.”
– Lulu B.
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“Victor was the service technician and he was great. I will recommend him to anyone looking for service. Mendez is definitely who I will use in the future if we have problems again.”
– Mike S.
Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating services Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and the surrounding California communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 760-343-5041 or request service online today.