Heating & Air Conditioning, Commercial Refrigeration
Aire Serv of Northeastern Minnesota
Cloquet, MN 55720
Hours of Operation
- 24/7 Monday -Sunday
Your Comfort CompanyAire Serv is your Heating and Air Conditioning Expert in Northern Minnesota, serving customers in Duluth, Cloquet and the surrounding areas. Every customer's individual needs are important to us at Aire Serv. Our focus of providing heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services combined with world-class personnel have made us the first choice of many residential and commercial clients worldwide. Aire Serv LLC was established in 1992 and now has more than 180 franchise locations in the United States and Canada. While Aire Serv provides heating, air conditioning, ventilation and indoor air quality services, the business is built upon the philosophy of success and exceeding the customer's expectations.
Why call us? We charge by the job, not by the hour, and we are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so with Aire Serv you will never pay an overtime charge. If a repair is needed, we will give you all of your options so you will know the price before we start and can decide what is right for you. Our clean, professional technicians will set you at ease, and we guarantee to do the work right the first time. Aire Serv is licensed and insured, and offers extended warranty programs. We have flexible financing options so that you can choose the payment method that fits your life, and we offer free estimates on replacements of your equipment. Finally, we service ALL brands of heating and air conditioning equipment. When you invite Aire Serv into your home, you will encounter not only expertly-trained technicians, but also people who are trained to deliver a tailored and unique service experience. This includes treating you and your home with respect. We enjoy our work and it shows!
Aire Serv LLC was nationally ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as No. 1 in its category for 2009, and recognized more than 20 times in various categories in the last 10 years, as well as being featured in other publications such as Success magazine. The company is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world's largest franchise-holding companies of franchised service business with more than 1,100 franchise businesses in North America and 24 foreign countries. We look forward to welcoming you as a customer and being your preferred source for heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality service in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Heating & Air Conditioning Repair vs. Replacement
- Your air conditioning and heating system can be one of the most expensive purchases you make in your home. There are many factors to consider when determining whether or not you should repair an old unit or replace it, such as the age of the unit, overall investment costs, from initial purchase price to long term operating costs, and utility rates. Cooling Systems
Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes. Your indoor unit works by moving air across the indoor evaporator coil, and heat is absorbed into the refrigerant in this coil. The refrigerant is then circulated outside, where the heat is exhausted with a fan blowing across the outside condenser coil. An air conditioner doesn’t “add” cool air; it removes heat from the air.
- Cooling Systems
- Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes. Your indoor unit works by moving air across the indoor evaporator coil, and heat is absorbed into the refrigerant in this coil. The refrigerant is then circulated outside, where the heat is exhausted with a fan blowing across the outside condenser coil. An air conditioner doesn’t “add” cool air; it removes heat from the air.
- Split System Air Conditioners
- Usually a unit sits outside - this is referred to as a condenser. The condenser has wires and copper tubes that lead inside. An air conditioning evaporator coil is located over, under or beside the indoor unit. The unit style gets the name "Split System" from the fact that the unit is split into an indoor and outdoor section.
The air conditioning condenser (outdoor portion) will normally be located on the ground beside the house or on the roof. The indoor unit and coil (air handler, furnace or heater) is usually located in a basement, crawl space, closet or attic and is connected to a duct system that circulates the air through the home.
- Package Air Conditioners
- Package air conditioners are self-contained units that come pre-assembled. They sit outside the home on the ground or roof. In trying to identify this type of system, you won’t normally see copper tubes leading to the house, but you could see ductwork, or a large boxed-in area connecting the unit to the house.
- Ductless Split Systems
- The ductless split system has an outside condensing unit, very similar to a regular split system air conditioner. It also has copper tubing running to an indoor unit. However, the indoor unit(s) are not ducted; they simply hang on a wall or mount in the ceiling. They are much quieter than window units, because the noisiest part of the system is outside. Another advantage to this system is the ability to have multiple indoor “blower” units, giving you air conditioning in more than one room.
- Window or Wall Units
- Window Units are mounted on windows. They are useful as a solution for one room but they can be noisy, inconvenient and block your view out of the window. These units are completely self-contained.
- Evaporative Coolers
- Evaporative coolers, or swamp coolers, use evaporation to remove heat from the air, but they do it using water. Water flows over a medium that air is pulled through, causing the water to evaporate and heat to be absorbed. These units require a very dry climate to work effectively.
Swamp coolers are normally located on the roof and can sometimes look like a split system outdoor unit, but have a water pipe feeding into them - which the others do not. A swamp cooler must be drained in winter to prevent freezing.
- Going Green?
- Did you realize that nearly half the energy used at home is consumed by your heating and air conditioning system? Now imagine how hard your system is working to keep you comfortable if the coils or air ducts are dirty.
Properly maintaining your heating and air conditioning system with routine maintenance can increase efficiency while decreasing your energy bills. There are many ways to "go green" at home, but one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways is with a tune-up. After you've taken the appropriate steps by having an tune-up, once in the spring and once in the fall, you can take additional steps to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly home with a few energy saving solutions.
Follow these suggestions from Aire Serv to create a more "green", energy efficient home:
- Install a programmable thermostat that adjusts the temperature when home or away. Why keep your house cool/warm when nobody is home?
- Use high efficiency air filters to help your air conditioning system stay clean longer.
- Plant trees or shrubs to shade the air conditioning unit, but not so close that they block air flow.
- Have your professional air conditioning provider clean your units coils regularly - about every six months - to prevent dirt and dust build-up.
- Check the attic, crawl space or basement to make sure it's properly insulated.
- If installing a new unit, look for a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number on air conditioners. Some units manufactured about 10 years ago were in the 10 SEER range while many units today are in the 20 SEER range. Going from a 10 to 20 SEER will cut your cooling costs in half.
- If installing a new HVAC unit, consider donation or recycling. A unit in working order can be donated and non-functioning pieces can be picked-up by your municipal solid waste agency or Steel Recycling Institute. Go to recycle-steel.org or visit earth911.org for more local options.
By switching to the more economically and environmentally friendly R-410A, you can also protect yourself from the potentially higher costs of servicing an air conditioner or heating unit that uses R-22.
Remember, finding energy solutions at home doesn't mean you need to sacrifice your comfort. You can save money while being "green" and stay comfortable. For more information on the refrigerant change or on how you can save money on your next energy bill, contact your local Aire Serv.