Welch’s Heating and Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Wichita, KS 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 Welch’s 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.
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.
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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 Welch’s, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 316-773-1600 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.
Air Conditioner Installation in Bel Aire, KS 67220
“Eric and Joey (from Welch’s) replaced our old air conditioner today. They did an outstanding job. Everyone at Welch’s was friendly and professional. Top-notch service. The technicians at Welch’s explained everything they were going to do in detail. They translated complicated HVAC terminology into everyday language that was easy to understand. Welch’s was fast. They came out and did an assessment of the old system as soon as I called, and they had the new unit installed and working in a couple of days (especially impressive when you consider it is a warmer than normal July!) The new system (American Standard) looks and runs great and comes with a 10-year warranty. My wife and I are going to put our house on the market soon, and I am sure this new system will help sell our home. Welch’s is our go-to HVAC company. Trustworthy and reliable. I intend to tell all my family and friends to use them. Thank you for a job well done!”
– Mark W.
Air Conditioner Replacement in Wichita, KS 67207
“We had quick service. Installation was very smooth and efficient . the people were were very nice. Cleanup was good and neat. Would recommend to anyone.”
– Jerry C.
Air Conditioner Installation in Wichita, KS 67207
“We had a very smooth installation. The workers that installed our air conditioner and furnace were very nice and knowledgeable. We would recommend this company to anyone.”
– Jerry C.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Wichita, KS 67228
“We are very pleased to have found you. Your service was prompt, courteous, and professional. Signed up for your service agreement. I trusted your tech, and Thank You.”
– Jana G.
Air Conditioner Repair in Towanda, KS 67144
“We first became acquainted with Welch's Heating & Air in September of 2016 when we rented a storage unit from them while we were waiting to close on our new residence. When we purchased our new residence, it had an old furnace and air unit. Welch's came out to inspect the units and do any service necessary as well as offer advice on this old system. The technician was very knowledgable and professional. He was very easy to talk to and answered all questions we had.
Our A/C recently stopped cooling during 90 degree weather so we called Welch's Heating & Air. They squeezed us in later that day. The technician that came out was very pleasant, professional and knowledgable. He immediately found the problem and was able to fix it on the spot. He actually called us the next day to make sure everything was still working properly, which it was. That's great service after the sale!!!
We will continue to rely on Welch's Heating & Air for our needs and will definitely spread the word and refer others to their company.
Rusty & Kim”
– Rusty & Kim A.
Air Conditioner Repair in Wichita, KS 67211
“Was in a pinch and needed a repair prior to Wednesday evening of this week, in other words as soon as possible. AC was not cooling and running constantly. So I called Welch's this morning looking for service, and was unable to get any until Thursday, which would not work. Sara knew how important it was and called me back this morning with a cancelation. Ken Baty showed up to fix my AC today…….and it is feeling cooler already, which is important since I work from home. Exceptional customer service and reasonable!! They have found a new customer in me, thank you Welch's Heating and Air!
No longer feeling stuffy in here……Denise R.”
– Denise R.
Air Conditioner Installation in Wichita, KS 67209
“We are very pleased with our new air conditioner, heater, humidifier and we love the new thermostat. We have had the same equipment since 1997 and knew that we would need to replace it someday, so when Kristen told us about the free interest financing it was time to see what you had to offer.
Kenneth Baty was awesome at explaining our different options and very patient with all my questions. Kenneth worked around my schedule and even came to visit and access the home while I had daycare children here.
The install was scheduled for Good Friday, as I would not have but one daycare child here. I was surprised that the install could be so quick and even on a holiday. Kenneth Baty and Dave Furlong were our installers for our new air conditioner, furnace and humidifier. They were very polite and clean and left no mess for us to clean up. Kenneth even called me on his way here so I would know exactly when to expect him to arrive.
Earl and Lewis brought the new equipment and took out the old. Both Earl and Lewis also introduced themselves and were very polite.
I knew this was going to be a big job, but I didn't know just how long and how hard these guy would work. They were here from 8:15am until about 6:15pm, all the while working and making sure everything was correct. They even let us peek in and see them working and took the time to explain what they were doing. Kenneth was the first to arrive and the last to leave as he explained how our new thermostat worked and told us about the app on the phone that we can use.
We were very impressed with all of these men and would highly recommend Welch's Heating and Air to others. It is so nice to have a working, silent system and we can now enter the summer months without fear that our old system won't work. 🙂
– Jim and Debbie R.
Air Conditioner Replacement in El Dorado, KS 67042
“My AC quit during the hottest part of the summer. Welch’s came to the rescue very quickly so our family did not have to suffer the sweltering heat. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would recommend Welch’s to anyone!”
– Lacey M.
Air Conditioner Replacement in Wichita, KS 67207
“The Welch’s New Install Crew did a wonderful job. The whole crew was so nice and knew there jobs very well. We are very pleased for all the service that was provide on the new install. Mr. David Welch thank you and your crew. Extremely satisfied customer will always refer your company to others.”
– Linda J.
Welch's Heating & Air is proud to offer HVAC services to Wichita, Andover, Augusta, Towanda, El Dorado, Rose Hill, Douglas, Derby, Haysville, Goddard and the surrounding communities. Call us at 316-733-1600 or request service online today!