Birmingham’s Best Air Conditioning Services

Alabama is downright hot, humid and sticky the majority of the year. An air conditioner is no longer a luxury…it’s a necessity.

Brown Heating and Cooling understands the importance of having an air conditioner system that is efficient and reliable. We offer a variety of air conditioner services in Birmingham, AL. Our AC services include both residential and commercial repairs, replacement and maintenance.

Are you feeling a little too warm right now? If your air conditioner isn’t working the way it should, give us a call at (205) 871-8111 to schedule an appointment. A non-working air conditioner in the middle of summer is an emergency, so a technician will likely be able to see you on the same-day.

The Best Air Conditioner Repair Birmingham Has to Offer

We pride ourselves on having the finest customer service in the industry, which means finding solutions that are right for you. Our technicians are 100% committed to finding a solution that provides comfort as well as exceptional value.

Brown Heating and Cooling is prepared for any air conditioner repair. Call (205) 871-8111 to learn more about Brown Heating and Cooling’s air conditioning services, which include:

  • Air conditioning repair & installation
  • Heat pump installation & repair
  • Ductless “mini-split” system repair & installation
  • Preventative maintenance and precision tune-up
  • Whole-house energy evaluation
  • Energy-efficient equipment upgrade
  • Filter change
  • Programmable thermostat installation
  • Leak repair & refrigerant recharge
  • System energy evaluation
  • Ductwork repair and installation
  • Air flow analysis

Brown’s innovative indoor comfort solutions help you maximize your air conditioner investment while lowering your monthly energy bills. We are proud to be Birmingham, AL’s best HVAC contractor.

Birmingham Air Conditioner Replacement

There are many benefits to replacing your air conditioning system with a new high efficient model.

  1. Save on costly and frequent repairs
  2. Improved efficiency which saves you money
  3. Improved air quality
  4. Quiet operation

Choose the right high efficiency air conditioner

An air conditioner that is too small will not keep your cool. Does that sound like Captain Obvious?

What many customers do not realize is that an oversized system will turn on and off more than necessary, wasting energy and adding too much strain on the compressor. Plus, if the humidity is not right in your house, you can end up with mold in your duct system.

Brown will help you determine the optimum size for your home by studying your cooling requirements.

Brown offers a variety of air conditioner models, from your basic model to the latest advanced models that can be customized to your home. Additionally, we are award winning Bryant dealer. When selecting a Bryant air conditioner, you are choosing a high efficiency system from a leading manufacturer that understands the Birmingham, AL climate and the importance of energy-efficiency.

Are you ready to replace your heater? Call Brown at (205) 871-8111.

Refresh your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner needs a little attention just like your car. It loves when you hire a professional to change the filter, clean the coils, and inspect the system.

Brown offers a Priority Customer Service Agreement to help you refresh your air conditioner and get it ready to perform at its best during the summer.

Want to learn more about our maintenance program? Click here

Air Conditioner FAQs

Help! My air conditioner stopped working! What should I check before I call Brown?

Before calling Brown, make sure that your cooling system is turned on. If it is, check your breakers to make sure that power is getting to your system – this is the number one reason why HVAC systems stop working.

If your breaker is working properly, check your filter to ensure air is flowing freely through your system.

Last but not least, change the batteries in your thermostat.

How can I protect my new cooling system?

Regular checkups of your cooling system are the best way to ensure that your system is working properly. Brown Heating & Cooling offers service agreements that help keep the cost of routine maintenance reasonable, as well as ensures that any small problems with your system are identified before they turn into major headaches.

How long does a typical cooling system last?

The average lifespan of a cooling system is 15 years, depending on the manufacturer and how well the system has been maintained. Older systems can be a drain on the wallet, though, which is why some people opt to replace their systems sooner than the average lifespan demands…it’s all about what works best for you and your family.

What can I do to make my air conditioner last longer?

An air conditioner is a big investment. So it makes sense to do what you can to get the most out of the investment.  With proper care you can ensure the longevity and performance of your HVAC system.

  • Proper maintenance. Regular maintenance by a qualified technician will ensure the air conditioner is running within manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Regular filter changes. Using a dirty filter will restrict the amount of air that flows through the HVAC system. Air filters are the first line of defense for your system.
  • Support the system. Run ceiling fans counter clockwise, trim the bushes around your air conditioner, keep Fido away from your air conditioner and close blinds to reflect the heat.
  • Maintain a constant temperature. You might think you are saving money if you turn your air conditioner off while you go to work, but you are not. The system will need to work extra hard to get back to the right temperature and it adds extra wear and tear to the system.
  • Clean the air conditioner coil. If you have an air conditioner and a coil on top of your furnace, keeping it clean can help prevent the drain from getting plugged and subsequently leaking condensation on the heat exchanger, causing it to rust and possibly ruin some electrical components.

How often should I have my air conditioner serviced?

We highly recommend semiannual checkups for your HVAC system, once in the spring and again in the fall. This allows our technicians to make sure your heating and cooling systems are in good running order prior to peak usage times, and that any minor problems can be corrected before they become larger issues.

How often should I change my filter?

This depends on your air conditioner, the quality of your filter, and your personal environment. We recommend doing a visual check of your filter at least once a month. If it looks dirty and clogged, it’s time to replace the filter. Once you get in the habit of doing a monthly check, you will develop a feel for how often the filters need to be replaced.

Want to change your filter less often? We can install a whole-house media air cleaner. The filter only needs to be changed every 6-12 months. That’s four times longer than a standard one-inch filter. For more information, click here

How do I know if I’m getting the right size cooling system for my space?

Having the correct sized unit for your home is important – if the system is too small, it will not be as energy efficient and may not keep your home at the proper temperature. If it is too large, it may not run as often as it should, and could result in humidity issues.

If you are purchasing a new cooling system for your home, our technicians will ask specific questions about your home environment and your daily activities to determine which systems might be right for you. In this case, bigger doesn’t always mean better, and we want to ensure that you are getting a system that will meet your needs while saving you money.

Is a programmable thermostat worth the investment?

Programmable thermostats tend to be substantially more accurate than older thermostats containing mercury, meaning that your HVAC system will gain efficiency by turning on and off exactly when it is needed. With a programmable thermostat, you are also able to program the temperature of your home to change throughout the day, allowing your system to take a break when it isn’t needed.

What is a multi-zone system and how does it work?

A zoned system separates the ductwork of your home into specific areas, allowing you to change the temperature of these areas independently. It’s a great option for spaces that tend to have major temperature differences – for example, if you have a room with a significantly higher ceiling than the rest of the house, or if there are rooms that tend to get more sunlight than others. It can also allow you to control the temperature of rooms that aren’t used as often, providing a lot of flexibility in your heating and cooling system.

Is a ductless system right for me?

Ductless systems are great for special rooms like a sunroom, finished basement, or a man cave. They’re also fantastic for old homes that don’t have ductwork already installed, as adding ductwork can be expensive and can ruin the look of some antique homes. In Alabama, however, our weather is very warm and humid for a large part of the year, which means we tend to run our air conditioners frequently. Central air tends to be the better choice for homes in this region.

Are there additional ways I can keep my cooling costs down?

Yes! There are so many tips and tricks out there to keeping your cooling costs down. You will find a number of these tips here.

Do I really need to replace my air conditioner?

A comfortable, healthy home requires an air conditioner in good working condition. Here are a few signs it is time to replace your air conditioner:

  • You hear strange noises from your air conditioner.
  • Someone is complaining of health issues. Common problems include frequent headaches, burning sensations in their eyes or nose, nausea and disorientation.
  • It feels humid and sticky instead of cool and comfortable.
  • You notice more dust than usual.
  • Some rooms are hot and others are cold.
  • Energy bills are higher than usual.
  • Frequent breakdowns are adding up to expensive repair bills.
  • Your furnace is over 15 years old.