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Air Conditioning

Ranger Heating & Cooling is your #1 HVAC contractor in Tacoma, WA 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 Ranger Heating & Cooling 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.

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.

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 Ranger Heating & Cooling, 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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Air Conditioner Installation in Milton, WA 98354

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“Tylor and Connor were excellent! They were both polite, professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely refer Ranger to friends because of these two. Amy in the office was also great.”

– Selena B.

Air Conditioner Installation in Puyallup, WA 98374

“Couldn't have asked for a better team ! From the consultation thru the end of the project they well exceeded my expectations! Would Definately recommend !”

– Jennifer H.

Air Conditioner Installation in Lakewood, WA 98439

“It has been two weeks or so since our furnace and air conditioning was replaced and it is working wonderfully! Our sales guy Dan did really great with answering all our questions and negotiating pricing when we were comparing quotes between different companies. He provided us with a lot of information and gave his honest opinion. Matt the lead installer and his team also did a splendid job with the installation and walking me through the system once it was put together. Matt's team did a great job of respecting our home and filling us in as they went through the installation on what was being done. They were both friendly and knowledgeable. From start to finish everyone we encountered from Ranger had quality customer service and provided awesome service! Although Ranger may have not had the lowest quote, we felt they have the best offer at a reasonable price. Job well done Ranger team! ”

– Jolynn T.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Tacoma, WA 98498

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“Robby came out and serviced our Heat Pump and Furnace last night! This gentlemen was AMAZING. We had a lot of questions in regards to their warranty options without being forced to choose one we didn't feel comfortable with. He is very knowledgeable about their products and gave tips and tricks of how to clean our filters properly every quarter. I would highly recommend not only Ranger to my family and friends but Robby to be your guy! Thank you for being such a great asset to the Ranger Company!”

– Ashley H.

Air Conditioner Installation in Tacoma, WA 98413

“We had a new Trane furnace installed and we added A/C as well. Ranger Heating & Cooling was a pleasure to work with and the install team, Daniel and Matt, were very polite, professional, & knowledgeable. The install is very clean and exactly the way I envisioned it from having discussed it with David. We will definitely be using Ranger in the future for any other HVAC work.”

– Jason D.

Air Conditioner Installation in West Seattle, WA 98101

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“Sean and his teammates are amazing. We have partnered with them on a number of projects that they have delivered on time and time again. They are well versed with many application techniques and I always trust their recommendations. They also understand all of the technical aspects of heating and cooling to assist in developing a design that efficiently heats and cools every home. I cannot recommend them more highly!! ”

– Ryan A.

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