Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning service.
Air Conditioning service.

Looking for assistance with your air conditioning (AC) unit? Dr. Cool is a trusted name for all your heating and cooling needs in Washington.

Our licensed professionals can expertly install, repair, and maintain any piece of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment inside your Sumner home. We make comfort a priority.

Upgrade and Save on Your Air Conditioner

How long have you owned your air conditioning unit? If you bought it more than 10 years ago, consider an upgrade. HVAC technology has become much more efficient since you bought your last air conditioner. Upgrading to a new model could cut your energy costs by up to 40 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

How Do Air Conditioners Work?

Your air conditioner does not add cold air to your home—it removes heat. In simple terms, the equipment harvests warmth and humidity from the air and sends it outside. From there, fans blow the leftover chilled air through your ductwork and into your living space.

Your air conditioning unit has four main components:

  • Evaporator coil
  • Compressor
  • Expansion valve
  • Condenser

Your air conditioner uses a chemical called refrigerant to absorb heat. You may be familiar with Freon, the most common name brand of refrigerants.

Here’s how the cooling cycle works: 

  1. The evaporator coil extracts heat from inside your home. The refrigerant soaks up the heat.
  2. The compressor puts pressure on the refrigerant.
  3. The condenser releases the heat outdoors.
  4. The expansion valve regulates the refrigerant’s flow back to the evaporator.

Air Conditioner Installation and Replacement

Should you get a new air conditioner or keep the old one? As a homeowner, you’ll have to answer that question at some point—and it’s not always an easy decision. On average, cooling units last 10 to 15 years with good maintenance.

Besides age, here are some signs it’s time to get a new AC:

  • High energy or repair costs
  • High humidity levels
  • Insufficient cooling

Like an old car that you have to keep taking to the shop, an air conditioner that frequently breaks down is likely ready for retirement. Repair costs add up quickly. At some point, it may be more cost-effective to upgrade.

Our team at Dr. Cool will work closely with you to find a cooling solution that fits your home and budget. With the finest equipment and a team of qualified HVAC experts, we’re ready to deliver a product that exceeds your expectations.

Be sure to ask about our flexible financing solutions designed to meet your specific needs. Purchase the HVAC system your family deserves today.

What Is a Good SEER Rating?

The term SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It measures how much energy your air conditioning system uses to operate. The higher the SEER number, the more efficiently your air conditioner will run.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) 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 SEER2 unit. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.

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Sumner Air Conditioner Repairs

A comfortable home is a perfect antidote to the hot summers we experience in Washington. That’s why air conditioning problems can place a major burden on your household.

Here are some signs your cooling equipment needs repair:

  • System short-cycles or won’t turn on
  • Layers of frost (freeze-ups)
  • Odd noises or smells

Don’t delay if you think there’s a problem with your system. Call Dr. Cool today and schedule an appointment. You can expect a prompt response.

Our specialists have years of experience and regularly train on new equipment—we’re problem-solving experts. Additionally, all of our repairs come with accurate quotes and excellent warranties.

Air conditioners always tend to break on the hottest days, whether it is the weekend or a holiday. At Dr. Cool, we offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us all year long.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Every spring, remember to schedule a check-up for your air conditioner. That way, your cooling equipment can run at peak performance all summer. Check the owner’s manual—it likely requires regular maintenance to keep the warranty valid on your air conditioning equipment.

Here are just a few of the vital maintenance tasks a technician needs to perform on your AC:

  • Inspect for and replace broken parts
  • Measure refrigerant levels for leakage
  • Clean evaporator coils, fins, and condensate drain

Maintenance has many benefits. It keeps your air conditioner clean and fully operational. It also gives our HVAC specialists a chance to fix minor malfunctions before they become major issues—like an expensive part replacement.

Call Dr. Cool Today for Quality Air Conditioning Services

Need heating and cooling service in Sumner, WA? Dr. Cool has the staff and equipment to get the job done right. Call today at 253.863.5665 or request service online.

“Dr Cool sent three professional technicians to install central A/C to my house. Really nice men as is Wayne the estimator/owner. Install went really well, looks professional and runs quietly/efficiently. Would recommend their services.”
- Byron L.
Response from Dr. Cool

Thank you for your recommendation and positive feedback; we’re delighted to hear that you were pleased with our team and the installation of your central A/C!

“Dr. Cool-Heat had originally installed our furnace back in 2007. We decided that we needed air conditioning added. Mark & Ty came to our house in July of 2022 and spent half of a day educating us on a variety of air conditioning options. They were both very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. My wife Lori and I both felt like they listened to our description of our needs and helped guide us to the best product & service for our situation. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we only had to wait about 2-3 weeks until our installation. Today, August 8, 2022 was our installation day. Mick and Danny arrive early in the morning and both were very personable, friendly, and did a quick review of the process for installation. Once we had decided on a few routing options, both of them got busy and stayed busy all day. Ty came to our house about an hour or two after our installation crew arrived to check initial progress and review the installation process again. Right before Ty arrived Todd came to our house, he was also friendly and jumped right in to assist Danny & Mick. Our two electricians Alex & A.J. arrived about noon and were very friendly and worked very hard despite very hot temperatures in our garage and attic. The whole crew finished up around 3:30 pm and they all did a great job of cleaning up, making sure the system was working properly, and they were friendly and took time to say goodbye. Mick did a nice job of wrapping up the day by explaining & demonstrating the proper use of our new thermostat. It was a very good experience and we would definitely give them a great recommendation.”

– Marty O.

“Our salesman, Mark, new his products and helped us choose the best one for our home size and needs. On time, professional crew Danny and David had knowledge about the products. The installation went very smoothly. I cannot say enough good things about the team that installed our new furnace and air conditioner. Thank you all for a job well done.
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– Scott K.

“We just received an installation of an air conditioner so we have to see how it goes this summer. Right now it isn't hot enough to run. I'll keep you updated. Thank you for your warm and friendly service. God-bless! you Have a wonderful crew From the electricians to the installers.”

– Angela H.

“Nick and David did a great job. Nick is very knowledgeable and explains in detail how everythings works. Did not get a chance to talk to David as he was cleaning up and leaving off to the next job. Very satisfied customer.”

– Frank A.

“We were very impressed with the level of service and professionalism with everyone who helped us. Mark sat with us and answered all of our questions about the various options to replace our A/C and furnace. Nick, Luis and David did an outstanding job installing our equipment, including fixing issues that were caused by the original installation of our equipment when the house was built 15 yrs ago. They were timely, clean, and professional. Great customer service, you can tell they take pride in their work and making sure the customer is satisfied – they really went above and beyond. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Cool Dr. Heat (we already have) – thank you!”

– William M.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Dr. Cool.

Call us at 253.863.5665!