Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Synergy Technical Services is your #1 HVAC contractor in Richmond, VA, and the surrounding aeas. 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 Synergy Technical Services 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 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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Customize to Your Home

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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 Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your airflow, 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 overall.

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 Synergy Technical Services, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 804.608.1050 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Chester, VA 23831

“Many thanks to Edward for coming by and helping me with the filters on my units. He also advised me about a couple of other small problems and securing a maintenance plan. The people at Synergy have been taking care of my HVAC for years now. They are always so nice and so careful to make everything right. Thanks also to Ashley for being so helpful and sending someone out so quickly.”
- Richie C.

Air Conditioner Repair in Midlothian, VA, 23112

“My system wasn’t cooling. Called in and a representative was out within 2 hours. He was very knowledgeable and respectful. This is a great company who does a thorough job not like another company that I have used in past. Highly recommend them!”

- Marcia Kaye C.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Midlothian, VA, 23112

“They were on time, kept me informed of what they were doing and when they left every thing was cleaned up.”

- Debbie B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Chesterfield, VA, 23237

“Our AC went out suddenly and I saw a recommendation for this company on Nextdoor so I decided to give him a try. I was amazed at the very quick response and repairs. Submitted a request for service from their website around 7:30 a m, received a phone call around 8, the technician Edward showed up around 8:20 and it was repaired before 9:00. So glad I gave them a call.”

- Amy S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Chester, VA, 23831

“Andre was PHENOMENAL!! First class knowledge, customer service and expertise. Couldn’t have asked for more under our difficult circumstance. Above and beyond!! Thank you!”

- Janna C.

Air Conditioner Installation in Chesterfield, VA, 23832

“The workers were very courteous and thorough in their work. They gave me a walk through of the installation so I would understand what was done.”

- Wendy W.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Chesterfield, VA, 23832

“The technician, Edward, was very pleasant and professional. Edward was very efficient and thorough. He provided pictures of trouble areas and recommended a solution. I was very satisfied with the maintenance service visit.”

- Janice C.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Midlothian, VA, 23112

“I have been using your service for 5 years now. I am a happy customer. Your service people are polite, conscientious and efficient. I have recommended your company to several people who have also been well satisfied. From setting appointments through to actual service calls, each person is on point. Thank you. It is a pleasure doing business with you.”

- Tina I.

Air Conditioner Installation

“This company is all about great customer service and doing everything to make the customer happy. Our air conditioner was not working properly and they got the job completed in two days. And they did it at a great price too. They knew our budget and did everything and more to help us out. Their friendly office staff deserve praise as well as the technicians that come out for the repairs.”

- Tommy M.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Synergy Technical Services.

Call us at 804.608.1050!