Extreme Air & Electric is your #1 HVAC contractor in Melbourne, FL and the surrounding communities. Whether it is your air conditioner (AC) or heat pump that needs service, we are the leading company for all of your cooling needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Extreme Air & Electric are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner, heat pump, ductless system, and beyond. 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.
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 three to six months (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 HVAC system 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 Extreme Air & Electric, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
All of the staff at Extreme Air & Electric are committed to finding you the perfect cooling system for your home. If you are not comfortable, we are not happy. Call us today for annual maintenance, repairs, or new installations. We are standing by to take your call.
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“I am extremely pleased with the Extreme A&E company! They replaced the ancient AC unit in my house. I want to thank Chris, the consultant, for lending us a temporary compressor to survive the heat until installation day. Chris, the technician leading the installation was also very professional and his team did such a neat job! And when I misunderstood pricing information Mary and Bob came to my rescue and clarified everything ASAP. What a team! Thank you!!!”
– Astrid R.
“Best AC/Electric Company in Brevard. So professional and always responsive, even when it is off hours. Their technicians are always knowledgeable, honest and always go the extra mile to help and explain your situation. I have been using this company for years and they have helped us from repairing our air conditioner to installing electric. Thank you Extreme you are the company I will always go to for all my electric and A/C needs!”
– Beth C.
“Extreme Air and Electric installed a new Trane System for me just over five years ago, system has been trouble free until last night when we developed a water leak from condenser drain line. Big Chris came out within hours of calling (was even able to come earlier than scheduled).
He saw the problem and fixed it as a warranty repair. Problem solved in under an hour, I can confidently recommend Extreme Air and Electric to friends and family. Very happy again with my Trane System.”
– Steve K.
Extreme Air and Electric services Melbourne, Cocoa, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Port St. John, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Viera, West Melbourne, and the surrounding Florida communities with their heating, cooling, & electrical needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 321-255-1855, or request service online today.