Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Ocean State Air Solutions is your #1 HVAC contractor in Portsmouth, RI, 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 Ocean State Air Solutions 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 Ocean State Air Solutions, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 401-293-0422 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Little Compton, 02837

“I couldn't have been more pleased with the service provided by Matthew today. Ocean State Air is a pleasure to work with, from the friendliness and courtesy of the person who takes one's call, to the people who evaluate one's systems and options, to the technicians who are so skilled, competent, and cheerful. Thank you, Ocean State Air!”
- Rowain K.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Portsmouth, RI, RI 02871

“WOW! I am beyond impressed by the thoroughness of the service I received on my 20+ year old central air system. Giovanni, the technician, was simply top notch, crawling in and out of my attic and under my deck! He left no stone unturned. Highly recommend!”

- Marlene H.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Newport, RI, RI 02840

“Noah is great! We renovated our condo 3+ years ago and the split/zoned system never worked properly. The company that installed the system came back to service at least 6-8 times over the past 3 years but never could solve the problem. Your service technician, Noah, came out and wishing an hour or so determined that the damper for the back zone was not functioning. He removed the damper and showed me that it would not open and shut at all. Apparently something either was bent during original install or it was defective from the start. Noah came back 2 days later and installed a new damper and now everything is working fine! I cannot believe we waited 3 years dealing with this issue and once we called Ocean State the problem was solved in 1 visit! Noah was very professional and courteous and we hope that should we ever require service again Noah will be sent to solve the problem. We immediately signed up for your Fall/Spring service maintenance plan. We are very impressed with your company and look forward to a lasting working relationship!”

- Robert R.

Air Conditioner Repair in Newport, RI, 02840

“I would recommend this company wholeheartedly. They quickly analyzed and repaired my balky heat pumps. They are easy to deal with. The technicians, Matt, Noah and Sam were personable, polite and professional. The office staff was also available when I called and the appointments were kept.”

- Ann M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Newport, RI, RI 02840

“My experience with Ocean State Air Solutions has been nothing but positive. From the women who have answered the phone, to Lenny, Caleb, the repair team, and Joe DeSilva, they have all been willing to help solve my AC problem as soon as possible. This is a quality company!”

- Jeff N.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Middletown, RI, RI 02842458

“Extremely efficient. Noah came and did a maintenance check on my AC system and dehumidifier. He was prompt and most of all pleasant and extremely polite. I am very grateful for the excellent service.”

- J R.

Thanks for making this a nice, cool place to be!

“Hello Craig, Your staff gave me your email address so that I could tell you how happy we are with the work that Vinnie, Anthony – and some others whose names I didn’t catch — completed last week, when they installed our ductless AC during some really sweltering, bug-filled days, working their buns off to get everything done according to plan.
Last week’s weather was so hot and humid, it was the reason we needed the mini splits, but the ceiling location of the one in the master bedroom was kind of a miracle – and wow – those guys were just amazing in how they worked out a Rubic’s Cube of an installation – through the attic to the ceiling then through my walk-in closet (where they carefully removed all the boxes, clothes, etc that had drifted in there over the past seven years!) and only then to the outside – just amazing!
I’m writing to you because I wanted to express my happiness with the finished AC and because I’m not a big fan of writing anything on google or yelp.
But you need to know those guys – even the guys from Town Electric who were sweating right alongside your team – were polite, cleaned up every little bit, wore those things over their shoes when inside the house – spectacular.
Thanks for making this a nice, cool place to be! Happy customer in Tiverton~”

I'm very grateful!

As a landscape architect I know the value of working with quality, responsive companies, which is why I hired Ocean State Air to perform the HVAC work for my house. It took me 1 1/2 years between the time I first communicated with the owner Craig, to the time I actually got around to doing the work, since I was demolishing my house, excavating, & framing the house myself. Craig & Ocean State Air went the extra mile when it came to aiding me in planning for the HVAC installation on my house & I couldn’t be happier with their work & service. The employees were courteous, respectful, & accommodated a minor request or two along the way. Actions speak louder than words for me and they really followed through and I’m very grateful!

-Colin H

Can't thank Craig enough

“Can’t thank Craig enough for conversing with me regarding my questions on the performance of my central A/C system – and for sending his technician (Victor) to the house to diagnose!!!
When originally researching companies for the purchase of our central air conditioning system we ultimately chose Ocean State Air in Portsmouth, RI and it has been the best decision we could have made. The great service they have provided recently further reinforces what we knew all along – that we have a high quality / high performance company in Ocean State Air located right here in our back yard in Portsmouth, RI.
Thank you for your quick response and knowledge of the product you sold us!!!! ”

— Pierre from Portsmouth, RI

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