Air Conditioning Services in Washington, DC & Maryland

AC Installation & AC Repair in Montgomery County & Surrounding Areas

As a homeowner, you know how warm the summers can get in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, area. That’s why your air conditioner is one of the most important components in your home during those long, hot days. When you need cooling solutions, you want to be able to call a company you can trust, and there’s only one name to know: James A. Wheat & Sons.

We take pride in being your one-stop shop for all things cooling. We provide complete AC services, including:

Since 1978, your friends and neighbors in Montgomery County, MD, and northwest Washington, DC, have relied on us for AC repair and installation. Our team of licensed and trained professionals can help you with any problem, big or small, to ensure you’re cool and comfortable all summer.

Contact us at 240-399-5051 today to schedule air conditioning services in Washington, DC, or Maryland.

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Air Conditioning Services in Montgomery County, MD

Our plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company has served the people of Montgomery County, MD, and Northwest DC for nearly four decades, and in that time, we’ve seen and done it all when it comes to your HVAC system. We provide complete air conditioning services, including:

Air Conditioner Installation

Is your air conditioner unable to keep you cool when the temperatures rise? It may be time to install a new air conditioning unit. A new central AC can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. The experts at James A. Wheat & Sons offer professional air conditioner installation so you can stay cool through summer.

Air Conditioner Replacement

Has your aging air conditioner been costing you more every summer — not only in energy bills but repair costs, too? If you’re experiencing inefficient cooling, higher energy bills, and poor AC performance, it’s time to call the HVAC experts at James A. Wheat & Sons.  

The current minimum SEER for air conditioners manufactured today is 14, and systems manufactured just 10 years ago could be as little as half that. Upgrading your air conditioner can greatly improve your home’s overall comfort and efficiency. Contact us to schedule an air conditioner replacement.

Air Conditioner Repair

The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is an AC that’s acting up on a hot summer day — it’s even worse if your air conditioner isn’t working at all. Thankfully, you have the AC experts at James A. Wheat & Sons.

During an AC repair, our skilled technicians diagnose the issue and usually fix it right then. We offer air conditioner repair so you can go back to enjoying a cool, comfortable home as soon as possible.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Ensure your AC continues to work effectively — and efficiently — all summer by having air conditioning maintenance performed in spring. Your inspection shouldn’t take long, and it can have significant long-term benefits for your equipment.

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we’re the AC experts, and our goal is to help you improve the performance of your system. We offer AC maintenance to keep your home cool and comfortable season after season.

Having annual air conditioning maintenance performed for your system has many advantages, including:

  • Better energy efficiency: Routine AC maintenance will improve your system’s energy efficiency, leading to many other benefits on this list.
  • Money in your pocket: When your AC is operating in peak condition, it doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to do its job — that can mean lower bills for you. And don’t forget: When you have regular maintenance, you’ll experience fewer breakdowns, which means less money spent on repairs.
  • Improved system performance: During your regular AC maintenance and inspection, our technician will ensure your system is operating properly, change the air filters, and more. That means cooling your home just became that much easier for your AC.
  • Fewer breakdowns: Annual air conditioning maintenance allows an HVAC technician to check your system and identify any minor issues or potential problems before they get worse.
  • Clean, healthy air: During your routine maintenance, the technician will change your air filter, which can improve your home’s air quality and make it a safer, healthier environment.

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Don’t sweat it this summer. Instead, get the best air conditioner services, whether you need AC installation, maintenance, repairs, or something in between.

If you’re ready to schedule cooling services in the Montgomery County, MD, or Northwest DC area, call the local experts at James A. Wheat & Sons. Our team is here for you, and we’re just a phone call or click away.

Contact us online or call 240-399-5051 to schedule your air conditioning service in Washington, DC, or Maryland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an air conditioner last?

If you stay on top of regular maintenance and don’t run your AC into the ground by making it work too hard (keeping your temperatures too low, leaving the fan on ON instead of AUTO, etc.), you can expect to get a good 12–15 years out of it.

Why is ice forming on my refrigerant coil?

Several things could cause your coil to ice up. Most commonly, it’s because your filter is dirty. A dirty filter won’t allow proper airflow through your home, and it won’t let condensation that collects on the coil drain off. Since the coil is so cold, this condensation then freezes on the coil.

If dirty filters aren’t the problem, you may have the wrong level of refrigerant or a clog in your refrigerant line.

Why is water dripping from my refrigerant coil?

If your refrigerant coil is dripping water, it means either the line is improperly charged with refrigerant, or it’s improperly insulated. Having the right amount of refrigerant in your coil is critical for maintaining the efficiency and health of your AC. Worse, condensation that forms on your refrigerant coil will eventually freeze, leading to even bigger problems, like a frozen AC unit.

Why does my air conditioner make so much noise when it starts up?

All air conditioners make noise when they first start — the oil needs to get through the system, and the compressor needs a few seconds to get to the right pressure. These noises should only last for a few seconds — if they last any longer, you should call Wheat & Sons for an air conditioner inspection.

How do I know when it's time to replace my AC?

Sometimes it’s easy to make the case for air conditioner replacement, and sometimes it’s not. If your AC isn’t in immediate danger of failure, there are a few things you should consider when thinking about replacement:

  • Energy costs: Depending on how efficient your old air conditioner was, a new system could save you significantly.
  • Return on investment: As with the above, a new air conditioner could pay for itself in a few short years.
  • Your current AC is too noisy: You can spring for AC repairs to fix the noise or replace the AC to stop it completely.
  • Your AC breaks down at inconvenient times: If your air conditioner breaks down every time you run it hard (such as when it’s really hot out), this could be a sign that it’s not cut out to work properly whenever you need it.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment
to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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This is a much belated thank you. The job that your service men did installing the fireplace units in our house was extraordinary. Our house is nearing a hundred years old and the interior fireplaces are huge solid brick columns extending to the foundation. Getting gas pipes up from the basemen...

John T.

I wanted to write a brief note thanking you for the work you did on our front sewer line. In particular, I wanted to remind you how good your three employees are (Adam, Bill, and Desmond). All were courteous, neat, punctual, pleasant, and extremely hard workers during the week they spent at our...

David J. S.

Thank you for the generous in-kind donation of Delta faucets and shower bathtub valves, valued at $1,500.00. This donation will help Rebuilding Together continue its work to keep families in need at home in safety and independence.The course of one’s life can change in the blink of an eye. Fo...

Susan H.

I recently contracted with your company to complete repairs to a damaged air return and install new heating ducts in my basement room. Please know that your staff completed the work in a professional manner and in the timeframe promised and I am writing to express my thanks for a job well done!...

Joe C.

First off, I wish to express our satisfaction with service performing on our air conditioning unit yesterday by your service technician, Cliff. My husband was impressed by the work that was done efficiently, quickly, and at a reasonable cost. My husband contacted your company yesterday morning....

Jan M.

I have been impressed with your company and its people from the day your sales person walked in here, through all service personnel, and now.By the way, this is a fantastic system. Our energy costs are much lower than before, the airflow is practically unnoticeable, the air temp inside is even,...

Mau V.

Tom, our service tech, was incredibly helpful and pleasant. Not only did he fix our much-missed kitchen faucet, but he was also kind to the family, including the energetic family dogs who played at his feet. There’s a reason we have a service contract with you!

Susan R.

I am thrilled to have found James A James A. Wheat & Sons! There is nothing better than a complete feeling of trust when I need someone’s help and expertise.

Terri J.

Technician was prompt, polite, and obviously knew his business. He thoroughly checked our fireplace insert, and made a check for CO in the room. His work reassured us that the insert and its inlet-outlet system had not suffered earthquake damage. That’s just what we needed to know.

David L.

Our technician, Tom, was outstanding. He was thorough, thoughtful, explained the work to be done, the cost, options, and seemed to take the minimum amount of time to complete the work. The technician’s helper, who came along with Tom, was also a great asset. It was a wonderful experience for ...

James G. R.

Dear Mike,I am writing to say thank you for the great service today. Tim Whistler came to install my gas oven and range. There were a couple of challenges along the way, beginning with the way the gas line had been routed up through my floor . Another challenge was the fact that I have propane,...

Patricia R.

I wanted to make a special note about how professional Mr. Carey was when he visited our home to conduct the estimate. In the last couple of weeks we have spent hundreds of dollars and met with multiple HVAC companies to fix our air conditioner, and we haven’t been impressed with any of them....

Nick H.

Danilo and Ken were here on June 16 to do my AC check. They were extremely thorough at the time and even made sure that my hose connections were nice and secure. today one of my units was not cooling (it may have been that a circuit breaker tripped—I thought I had checked but perhaps I didn...

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