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.
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.
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.
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.
Air Conditioner Replacement in Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Air Conditioner Installation in Maplewood, MN 55119
“I highly recommend Arctic Mechanical for air conditioning installation/replacement. My unit died in the middle of the 90 degree heat wave two days before my daughters graduation party. Ryan went above and beyond to make sure I had central air for the party. He came out at 7am on a Saturday to install it – I am forever grateful! The air conditioner was up and running for the party and has been running ever since. Ryan is honest, knowledgeable, professional, and hardworking – you won’t be disappointed!”
– Tara R.
Air Conditioner Repair in Roseville, MN 55113
“I would recommend HIGHLY to anyone and everyone … he saved us ! In a dangerous heat index, and when technicians are maxed out on service calls, he still etched out time (same day) to fix and cool our home (and family)! He explained, in simple terms, the repair and offered healthy maintenance pointers to keep a healthy unit going forward. I feel more knowledgeable AND confident because of his work. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!”
– Toni T.
Air Conditioner Repair in Circle Pines, MN 55014
“Ryan came out and was very nice and informative for the maintenance needed as well as how the system works. Would highly recommend Arctic mechanical.”
– Brett D.
Air Conditioner Repair in Plymouth, MN 55446
“The compressor on my HVAC system stopped working on the hottest day of the year so far. I called around to several companies and eventually found Arctic. They were able to get someone to my house within 2-days when everyone else was a week or more out. Upon arrival Chris, my technician, was incredibly polite, considerate and open with the constraints they were working under with regards to parts and available units if replacement was going to be needed. Expectations were set.
Chris investigated the issues we were having and found the root cause promptly and had my system back up and running in short order at minimal cost. At any time he could have tried to upsell me on a new unit but at no time did I feel pressured to commit to upgraded repairs that weren’t really necessary. I pleasantly surprised at the considerate and honest level of service I received at minimal cost for the urgent response time. Arctic has earned my business long term!”
– Mike M.
Air Conditioner Repair in MN 55391
“We are so grateful for Ryan! He showed up on a 95 degree Sunday afternoon to fix our AC. He took the time to explain what was wrong and how he was going to fix it. Super personable and knowledgeable.”
– Sarah J.
Air Conditioner Repair in MN 55070
“Quick and Professional service! The AC stopped working at our rental property and it is in the 90’s. Ryan was there within the hour and had it diagnosed and repaired the same day and the AC is as cool as the day it was installed. Ryan and Sara were great to work with, I definitely be using them again!”
– Tyler E.
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.
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.