Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Southeastern Cooling is your #1 HVAC contractor in Dothan, AL, 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 Southeastern Cooling 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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Customize to Your Home

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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 Southeastern Cooling, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 334-792-1761 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

“This company is awesome! My air went out and they sent someone immediately. Jayshawn was great! He explained to us what he was doing and what was wrong with my unit. He had us up and running quickly! I recommend this company to everyone!”
- Jessica H.

“Jake and Brandon serviced my supply and return ducts today because of a hole. This hole was allowing snakes to enter my house. They were great and was willing to help me in any way. When I call for my next sevice I will request Jake and Brandon, I want to thank Southeastern for their timely response.”

- David W.

“Jay and D'Que arrived in a timely manner. In a courteous, friendly and professional manner, they thoroughly checked out the central unit. They explained the necessary repairs and then efficiently made them. Will be using them again!”

- Robert H.

“Excellent experience with Southeastern Cooling Service Technician J. Beynon. He was very knowledgeable and willing to explain everything thoroughly. I would 100% recommend Southeastern Cooling. Great business with great people! They treat you right!”

- Stephen T.

“Great service and quality!!! Technicians very technically competent! Wish all service related businesses showed this level of professionalism and follow through!”

- Brent H.

“The inside blower stopped working called Southeastern because they installed the unit. The service tech by the name of James B came by and was very professional and took care of the problem. I’m very pleased with everything.”

- mickey m.

“James Beynon did a great job servicing our AC unit and replacing a part that was starting to show signs of failing. Thanks for the preventative maintenance and peace of mind.”

- Chris T.

“Mr. Jane's Beynon didn't a great job with my AC. I received a text and immediately received a call from him letting me know he was en route and how far away he was. He took his time and explained what he was going to check and so on. Mr. James was easy to talk to and very respectful. I'd recommend him personally to anyone.”

- Catina T.

“Once again a great service technician, Mr. Chris Law, came out to my home today. My heating and cooling system suffered from a unique problem earlier this summer. There was one special device that was required to be replaced in order to bring my unit back to full 100% efficiency and Chris was the technician that came out to replace it today. As is normal for Chris, he was very professional, extremely courteous, and was able to replace the part on my HVAC Unit. I have had the pleasure of having Chris at my home on three occasions now. First to work to install the two systems I purchased. Second, to perform some routine maintenance and the third was today. He exemplifies all of the qualities of a true professional that you would want on your team if you were a leader within your organization. He not only represents himself well, but also the entire organization at Southeastern Cooling. If you have never had the pleasure of interacting with and using the services of the professionals at Southeastern Cooling you are truly missing out.”

- Richard E.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Southeastern Cooling.

Call us at 334-792-1761!