Air Conditioning

Close up of an air conditioner.

Arctic Mechanical is your #1 HVAC contractor in Mounds View, MN 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 Arctic Mechanical 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 Thirty To Ninety Days.
(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 Arctic Mechanical, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 612-741-9297 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

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Air Conditioner Repair in Blaine, MN 55434

“Top Notch! Great Service! My AC stopped working on the hottest weekend of the year. Arctic got out here quick to look at the AC unit, fixed the issues and now up and running perfect.
Thanks Arctic!”– Troy J.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Fridley, MN 55432

“Arctic Mechanical is fast and reliable! The A/C at one of rental unit was not working and just blowing warm air. During the busiest summer season they were able to squeeze sometimes to look into our A/C within a day. They were honest and told us that the problem was with the bad compressor. Since it is an old unit and getting close to its age replacing an outdated compressor would cost as much as replacing a new A/C unit. From sale to technician they were quick in responding and had new AC unit installed next day. I couldn't be happier with our new A/C unit. Very respectful of this company. Would highly recommend!”

– Vincent O.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Blaine, MN 55449

“We’re to start?! How about knowledge of the staff and very informative! They came out to my house very quick and solved my problems for now to get me up and running very fair price and honesty which I think is what we all are looking for these days! Highly recommend their service especially in the Blaine area!”

– Bob R.

Air Conditioner Installation in St. Paul, MN 51171

“My husband and I hired Arctic Mechanical to install a central air conditioner and we could not have chosen a better company. Ryan really was a pleasure to work with; very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained our options for a unit, responded very quickly to all of our questions, and did an excellent job with the installation at a very reasonable price. Our AC works perfectly and we will definitely use Arctic Mechanical for any future needs! Thank you, Ryan and Sarah, we appreciate your wonderful customer service!”

– Frauke J.

Air Conditioner Repair in Blaine, MN 55434

“He was very knowledgable. He answered my questions and explained so I understood what was wrong and the options to fix it. He was on time and phoned ahead on his ETA.”

– Melanie H.


Arctic Mechanical proudly provides HVAC service to Blaine, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, MN and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 612-741-9297, or request service online today.

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