Nerthling's Heating and Air Conditioning is your #1 HVAC contractor in Erie, PA 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 Nerthling's Heating and Air Conditioning 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 SEER 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 system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
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 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 Nerthling's Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 814-240-2297 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
“The gentleman who serviced my air conditioner was very polite and knowledgeable. He made me feel very comfortable with the state of my unit. Very satisfied.”
- Amy L.
“Nick , was professional, informative and very knowledgeable. A great representative for the Nerthling’s team. I love the real time tracking as he was on the way to the house. For us, the service plan was a no brainer for the savings you get. From setting up the service appointment to saying goodbye to the technician (Nick) it was a seamless and refreshing experience. Highly recommend to all. Thx to Dave and his team of professionals.”
- Pete A.
“I have been so happy with Nerthling’s! Came out right away when we had a problem and now doing our maintenance. Friendly people who do great work”
- Ellen H.
“Rob came out this morning after we had called for a repair for the A/C. He quickly identified the problem and quickly fixed it. Got the A/C back working in no time at all. He was very nice and knowledgeable and my wife wants to let it be known how pleased she is that he brought shoe coverings to walk through the house.”
- Justin S.
“During a heat wave my AC decided to quit working 🥴 I called Nerthlings and from the initial hello everything went great!! Very professional and prompt and great communication! Rob Pulliam, my technician, was very professional and friendly. This company is #1 in my opinion and very reasonably priced! Highly recommend for any job!”
- Pam H.