Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Reliance Heating and Air Conditioning is your #1 HVAC contractor in Scottsdale, AZ, 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 Reliance 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 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.


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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 Reliance Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 602-944-9585 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Repair in Phoenix, AZ, AZ 85083

“Cannot say enough positive things about our recent experience. Our main AC unit went out on Thursday and we got a service tech out to our home the following morning. Tech Brayden was professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in diagnosing a blower motor failure and trying to get us a replacement, under warranty, ASAP. Fortunately he and the Reliance team found a replacement and he returned on a Saturday to install the new motor and get us back up and running. I did not mind the extra Saturday charge considering the quick and attentive service. Great team support and service with a special acknowledgment of thanks to Brayden!”
- Conrad F.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Cave Creek, AZ, AZ 85331

“I needed to replace my 11 year old A/C unit. Brayden helped me to decide which unit would be appropriate for my needs. A few days later Kevin and Eliseo installed the new unit. The whole process was completed professionally, courteously, and with minimal disruption. I highly recommend Reliance.”

- Mike H.

Air Conditioner Repair in Phoenix, AZ, AZ 85086

“From the very first phone call to the completion of the work, the staff was professionally and courteous. It was nice knowing that our A/C repair was completed by certified TRANE technicians. I would highly recommend RELIANCE HEATING & AIR CONDITION to everyone I know… thank you!!!”

- Alex G.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Carefree, AZ, 85331

“Brayden came out to check our 3 year old Goodman A/C unit that was not cooling the house. After diagnosis he found a bad outside coil that was leaking refrigerant. The unit was still under warranty, but no parts were available. Brayden checked multiple sources for the parts and then gave us several options for repair. Unfortunately, we decided the best solution was to replace the whole HVAC system. Kevin ,Roberto, and Eliseo came to install our new Trane system. They did a very professional, neat, and clean installation. System is working great. This is the second time we have used Reliance for our HVAC needs and based on their service and professionalism, we will use them in the future! Thanks for a great job!”

- Keith W.

HVAC Installation in Phoenix, AZ 85338

“Used this company for years now! They are the Best. So Happy with their services and quality always! Can’t find Better anywhere. Thank You So Much! Dan & Sharon”

- Daniel T.

Air Conditioner Installation in Scottsdale, AZ, 85268

“We were extremely pleased with our experience with Reliance. Daniel went above and beyond to ensure we understood the process from beginning to end, and made sure our old unit would work until the new units could be installed. Jose and Enrique were fantastic in every way. They were incredibly pleasant, efficient, hard working, respectful, and just a joy to work with. We were almost sad to see Jose and Enrique finish the project because they are just wonderful people to be around. We highly recommend Reliance to anyone considering the services they offer!!”

- P B.

Air Conditioner Installation in Scottsdale, AZ 85262

“We are so impressed with Reliance Heating and Air Conditioning! Absolutely everyone at the company that we had contact with from the office staff to Daniel who explained our new HVAC system to Enrique and Jose who did the install were courteous and professional. Enrique and Jose worked efficiently and cleanly. We were referred to Reliance Heating and Air-conditioning by Trane. Our first Trane system lasted 17 yrs so we wanted to go with a Trane system again. Reliance Heating and Air Conditioning will be our go-to for all of our HVAC needs.”

- Marianne C.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Scottsdale, AZ 85259

“Very reliable company with knowledgeable technicians and courteous, friendly staff. Always informed of arrival time, etc. Highly recommend.”

- Mary G.

Air Conditioner Repair in Phoenix, AZ, AZ 85021

“The research and service performed to repair a repeating shutdown of my A/C was completed with great concern for me and the equipment. I am completed satisfied with the personnel both on site and in the office. Thank you!”

- John W.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Phoenix, AZ, AZ 85032

“" Johnny On the Spot"
This is why we have been associated with Reliance for the last 35 years , my ac and heat went out on Wed. 3/9 and we called it in and later that afternoon Reliance was at our front door. We were advise that a replacement was needed after 12 or so years ,so Daniel and crew came out and advised what a new replacement was needed and on Friday 3/11 the crew showed up and replaced the unit with no hassles or problems and were don't in no time.
Thank you Reliance your a life saver , don't know what I do with out you. Keep up the good work.”

- Sue Ann & John C.

Need Air Conditioning Service?

Contact the experts at Reliance Heating and Air Conditioning.

Call us at 602-944-9585!