Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Gagle's Heating is your #1 HVAC contractor in Salem, OR, 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 Gagle's Heating 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.

SEER2 Energy Savings Calculator

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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 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 Gagle's Heating, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97306

“Your staff is always on time, courteous. and knowledgeable.” – Shirley T.
- Shirley T.

Air Conditioner Installation in Keizer, OR 97303

“Service & installation was excellent by Devin & Cody. Customer follow up by Mr. Gagle was excellent, he was very informative on how the whole gas furnace & air conditioner works. I will definitely recommend the Gagle’s heating company to all the people I know. Thank you for your service & product. 👍”

– Doug D.

- Doug D.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Keizer, OR 97303

“Devin & Cody were our installers for our new furnace and air conditioner. They were a great team, they told me all about the new equipment & how it runs & how to use it. The product is a Bryant furnace & air conditioner, great product👍❤️. I would highly recommend Gagles, their products & their team of installers & service techs. 👍🇺🇸👍”

– Doug D.

- Doug D.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Salem, OR 97301

“We were extremely happy with the replacement of our AC unit. The work was done in good time and cleaned up after. We were especially impressed that Mr. Gagle came to make sure everything was done properly and to talk with us about getting the best use out of the system.”

– Wilma S.

- Wilma S.

Air Conditioner Installation in Salem, OR 97304

“Great job installing new AC and gas furnace.”

– Mike E.

- Mike E.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salem, OR 97304

“I greatly appreciate Crystal's followup this morning and her patient explanations about what could be wrong with our AC. We're a longtime Gagle's customer and absolutely believe in the company, but sometimes I can be slow to grasp explanations. I also have high praise for the service technician who came out yesterday.”

– Richard H.

- Richard H.

Air Conditioner Installation in Woodburn, OR 97071

“Every step of our installation from estimate to clean up was seamless, even when we had to postpone the work. This company has its act together. Good people.”

– Tom G.

- Tom G.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salem, OR 97306

“Grant did a great job with our AC unit. He was at our house within hours of our call. Gagles is alway honest & fair. We have always had a great experience with Gagles.”

- Jodi C.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Salem, OR 97304

“Danial and Tim were wonderful. They arrived promptly at the time specified, worked hard to replace both our A/C and furnace, answered any questions that my husband and I had and cleaned up to leave everything immaculate . We highly recommend this company for anyone’s A/c and furnace needs.”

– Pamela L.

- Pamela L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Keizer, OR 97303

“Grant was our service man, very professional, very good inspection of our air conditioner, he knew exactly what was needed to fix it and had the repair part in his van. I would recommend him to all my neighbors and friends. ?????⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

– Douglas D.

- Douglas D.

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