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 Repair in Salem, OR 97304

“We had our AC go out this past Saturday (July 4th weekend) and put in a request for emergency service. One of your contractors, Mateo B. (not listed above) came out and fixed our problem quickly and efficiently. The AC is up and running and the house doesn't feel like the 9th level of hell. He did an excellent job in testing everything and solving our issue; thanks for providing your emergency services, as it was a life saver. (Work Order #: 3442 just in case you need it)

Thank you, and a bit shout out to Mateo!” – Michael S.
- Michael S.

Air Conditioner Installation in Aumsville, OR 97325

“Devin kept me very informed of what was going on and what he was doing. Very professional and knowledgable about his work and and the products including running me through the operation of the thermostat. Very enjoyable experience overall!”

– Mark E W.

- Mark E W.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Keizer, OR 97303

“Steve was very professional and polite. He is a great addition to the Gagle’s team. I’ve always had great experiences with all of their staff.”

– Katie R.

- Katie R.

Air Conditioner Installation in Salem, OR 97301

“Great job, I am happy with their service,”

– karen w.

- Karen W.

Air Conditioner Installation in Salem, OR 97301

“The guys answered all my questions about how the AC worked and were real nice and tidy.”

– Karen W.

- Karen W.

Air Conditioner Repair in Dallas, OR 97338

“Our air conditioner stopped working in the middle of a 105 degree day. Adam king reached out to Aaron to see if he could stop by since he was going to be in the area. Within an hour he was here and working on our ac. Within 30 minutes of arriving he had fixed our ac and it was blowing cold again. he was very professional, very nice and very fast. I have always had good service with Gagle’s. I appreciate their great customer service and efficient work. thank you for helping us stay cool.”

– Brooke S.

- Brooke S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salem, OR 97304

“Our AC went out and they worked us into their schedule quickly. Devin M. introduced himself and got to work quickly, identifying what our problem was. The repair was quick and less expensive than anticipated. Also, asked them to check our ductless system we added during an addition. Devin identified issues we had and made arrangements to come back and fix our system. Upon returning, he quickly and efficiently repaired our system.”

– Chris L.

- Chris L.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97304

“The team was great! Another tech being trained and he did a great job!”

– David P.

- David P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salem, OR 97306

“Arrived early and had our system up and running again in a matter of minute. Greeat Job!”

– Johnny H.

- Johnny H.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salem, OR 97305

“I learned so much from Loren today. He performed maintenance on my AC and walked me through each step as I like knowing how things work.
Outstanding teacher and Great Guy! Too bad he is retiring end of the month, or I would ask for him every time!
What an example for the younger generation coming into the industry!”

– Judy L.

- Judy L.

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