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Frank's Heating & Refrigeration is your #1 HVAC contractor in Crescent City, 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 Frank's Heating & Refrigeration 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 Frank's Heating & Refrigeration, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 707-464-9529 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

I have already recommended them to two other people just today

They were on time. Straight forward on price and what needed to be done. Got to work on the problem and worked till it was completed. Made a full check to make sure the problem was gone and left me with helpful tips to keep it from happening again. Price for all work was as quoted after problem was found. The technician was great to me and gave me great confidence in his work. I have already recommended them to two other people just today.

I wouldn’t use anyone else!

I don’t normally do online reviews but I have used Frank’s services in my business 4 times now. Of the 4 visits we had 3 different tech’s including Frank himself. I have been a construction manager for a large company for 15 years and have utilized literally hundreds of different contractors in my work. Franks is as good as it gets in any industry. Knowledgeable Techs, always on time, they scheduled my job the same day I called twice and first thing the day twice. All of their work was performed quickly, quietly and efficiently. The price was fair and no mess left behind. I wish every company/contractor in my area was as reliable and thorough As Franks! Even if I had to wait I wouldn’t use anyone else!

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