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Air Conditioning

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DS Heating & Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Lancaster, 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 DS Heating & Air 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.

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 DS Heating & Air, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 661-231-8118 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at DS Heating & Air.

Call us at 661-231-8118!

Gabriel was very thorough and professional, Palmdale, CA

“Gabriel was very thorough and professional” – Luis M.

Very satisfied

“Christian is a great tech…Very professional – Was able to fix the problem with my duct work.
Very satisfied”

– phil k.

Considerate, polite, informative

“Considerate, polite, informative”

– Ann M.

Professional, competent and friendly, Palmdale, CA

“Professional, competent and friendly.”

– Richard E.

Scheduled service on the next day of calling-Santa Clarita, CA 91390

“Completed compressor change on the same day. Scheduled service on the next day of calling. Stacy in the office was great. It's nice to have someone answer the phone.
Bob Kowalczyk”

– Robert Kowalczyk Sr. S.

Thank you DS Heating and Air, Palmdale, CA

“Polite, prompt and honest. Came out at 730pm and we couldn't have been happier. Thank you DS Heating and Air”

– Chad A.

My husband and I couldn’t be more happy with his service. Palmdale, CA

“This is our second time with Jhay and he is excellent with what he does. Our air condition went out and our house was unbearable with heat. Jhay was able to locate the problem quickly and repair it with no problems. He is always very courteous and respectful. My husband and I couldn't be more happy with his service. Please be sure to thank him again from us.”

– Delila R.

Because of Christian I'll never use any other AC company other than DS

“Christian was great! Professional, friendly, informative and most importantly, HONEST. He did a thorough inspection of my HVAC system and diagnosed the problem. He came up with a solution, explaining his logic every step of the way. He performed the job and made sure to test the system thoroughly. It worked! and our system is now up and running again. Because of Christian I'll never use any other AC company other than DS. DS should know that Christian embodies the values and principles that DS stands for and he's an excellent representative of the company! Thanks DS!”

– Daniel H.

Christian was a great help

“Christian was a great help , our office hasn't been serviced in year and we kept getting different price quote, Christian was able to talk to us explain what was going on and how the system worked. He was very knowledgeable and kind! Thanks Christian
-AV Dermatology & Surgery Center”

– Av Dermatology ..

DS Heating & Air has been the only company we have used for nearly 20 years, Palmdale, CA

“DS Heating & Air has been the only company we have used for nearly 20 years… All of the technicians have always been very friendly, professional and efficient with our heating & air. Christian C. has been very professional and efficient with keeping our air conditioning running efficiently with any maintenance and/or repairs that were needed and explaining things in a way we could understand…”

– Barbara S.


DS Heating & Air proudly provides HVAC service to Aqua Dulce, Cal City, Lancaster, Llano, Palmdale, Rosemond, Santa Clarita, Tehachapi, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 661-231-8118, or request service online today.