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 Replacement in Eden Prairie, MN 55347

“Our 22 year old Carrier AC stopped cooling in June 2020. After doing extensive research into repair costs, brands, installation methods (from DIY instructions and manuals), available rebates and reading a number of blogs on key topics I was ready to select the brands that would provide reliable operation for years to come. While doing research I came across Day and Night, which is owned by United Technologies – one of their best-known brands is Carrier. Day and Night came highly recommended by independent HVAC installers (those that install and service all systems and don't only stick with one or two brands) so it was added to the list. Arctic Mechanical is the top installer for D&N in our area. Next, I invited seven different installers on site to quote various replacement systems. I quizzed every installer with a slew of questions specific to the brand HVAC that they sell. I then requested they quote a replacement system in the basic, medium and high efficiency categories (due to varying efficiency-based rebates from our utility providers). Most of the installers, did not walk around the house – they simply wrote down what we had and quoted the same capacity systems. From what I read, every replacement installation should be approached with a manual J calculation to verify that the unit is sized right. So companies that don’t perform the computation were disqualified immediately from our list or potential vendors. Ryan C arrived and differentiated himself from the other installers right away: he requested a quick look at all the rooms in the house before going to see the furnace unit in the basement. After we arrived at the furnace he told me that he thinks our system is over sized for the house and we probably should get a smaller unit this time around (he mentioned that they always do a manual j calculation to confirm). We had a very nice discussion on how units are sized – which aligned well with what I read online during my research stage. He also caught all the issues that the other installers identified and found a couple more. Ryan is thorough, honest and knowledgeable. When providing the three quotes, he sent a manual J calculation confirming that the system is over sized – only him and one other installer performed the calculation and caught the discrepancy. The quotes came in very competitive on labor costs and I was able to install a higher efficiency furnace/AC at the cost of a medium efficiency Lennox unit (our other option based on the manual J elimination of rest of vendors). It was actually cheaper to install the higher efficiency D&N system than the lowest cost one due to how the efficiency-based rebates stacked. Ryan and Jesse installed the system over a couple of days. They were on time, wore masks, covered the carpets with cloths to avoid getting them dirty and left the area clean when they were done at the end of each day. Our house now feels much more comfortable with the correctly sized system since it runs a little longer and provides sufficient cooling/heating to the rooms furthest away from the furnace unit. Ryan's recommendation to keep the fan running 24/7 ensures that all rooms have very similar temperatures even when the furnace/AC are not actively heating/cooling. Our cooling costs went down and it appears that our heating costs are lower this year as well. Sarah submitted all the rebates in a timely manner and got us all the rebates available. She was also instrumental in answering a slew of questions about the quote/rebate process and handled all the scheduling. Arctic Mechanical truly came out on top when compared to some of the larger players in our area. Their service, quality and commitment to doing things the right way made them the clear choice for our heating and cooling needs for years to come.” – Ilya E.

Air Conditioner Repair in Roseville, MN 55113

“Ryan was super friendly and fast to save my family from the heat. He is honest and goes above and beyond making sure you are educated and satisfied.”

– Stephanie D.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Coon Rapids, MN 55448

“I had Ryan come to my house to have my air conditioner checked. Why did I pick Ryan: I've know him since he was an infant and lived across the cul-de-sac from me. Knew the whole family so I wanted someone that I could trust to help me out. I had to wait a couple of weeks since I knew that he was busy. Sara called and we set up the appointment. Ryan arrived on time, explained what he was going to do. Very knowledgeable of what he was doing. Thanks for your help Ryan.”

– Rick S.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Lino Lakes, MN 55014

“Our air conditioner was old (1978) and hadn’t worked at all well this summer. Finally on July 1, it died completely, during a long hot spell. We got a couple bids, but no one could come for 2 1/2 weeks. Then, our friend Heather connected us to Arctic. Sarah texted with me, I sent photos of the current set up, the bid came via email and 3 days later Ryan came and installed coolness. As far as we’re concerned, the cavalry drives bright blue Arctic Mechanical vans! Thank you To Heather, Sarah, Ryan and crew.”

– Carol O.

Air Conditioner Repair in Circle Pines, MN 55014

“Ryan was quick to identify the problem with my a/c unit. The repair was performed quickly and economically to bring relief during this heat spell. I recommend Ryan and the arctic mechanical team for your HVAC needs.”

– Brady L.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Circle Pines, MN 55014

“Ryan was very knowledgeable and on time. He went out of his way to find the problem from an installation, from a different company, that I had a few years ago. Overall, great job all around would definitely recommend”

– Sarah S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Circle Pines, MN 55014

“Ryan is an absolute life-saver. During one of the hottest stretches in recent memory, our air conditioner stopped working and our house thermostat read nearly 90 degrees. It was miserable.

We called Arctic Mechanical first thing in the morning and Sarah answered and got us scheduled for a few days later as we were going to be out of town over the weekend. She called back 30 minutes later and said she talked to Ryan and he was willing to fit us into his busy schedule that same day.

He truly cares about his customers and will do just about anything to retain their loyalty. I highly recommend Arctic Mechanical.”

– Ryan H.

Air Conditioner Repair in St.Francis, MN 55070

“They were able to fix our air conditioner and get it running. Other companies we talked to first said we had to replace it. Saved us a lot of money!”

– Mitch o.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Blaine, MN 55434

“The team at Arctic Mechanical are the best I've dealt with. They answered all my questions, and helped me get my air conditioner replaced quickly. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks Arctic Mechanical!!!!!”

– Dan B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Anoka, MN 55303

“For the second time in one calendar year our old air conditioner (which was NOT purchased through Arctic Mechanical) went on the fritz during a very hot spell – two different issues. In both instances Arctic MN had somebody at our residence within hours of our request for service. Pricing was fair, service was professional and prompt, and our ancient A/C unit was back up and running. Highly recommend this company and am personally planning to get an estimate on new furnace and A/C unit from Arctic based on the service they have provided.”

– Eric O.


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.