Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

You need to trust your indoors will be cool and comfy when the temperature outdoors starts climbing. At Burns & McBride, this is what we do best. Our thousands of clients know they can trust us for the reliability of their heating and cooling systems.

As always, you can trust our team to repair, install, replace, or maintain your air conditioner (AC) in your home. And you can always rely on our high level of work—without surprises. We don’t believe in them when it comes to our customers. Our team wants you to know exactly what you can expect from us at every step of our service.

Burns & McBride has been providing the highest-quality heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions to thousands of local families for generations. Since 1949, we have been meeting the heating and cooling needs of our community. From our beginning to our current HVAC innovations, Burns & McBride is devoted to ensuring your home is always comfortable and secure.

Why You Want Burns & McBride As Your Cooling Experts

At Burns & McBride, our heating and cooling professionals are here when the time comes to address the cooling comfort in your home. One of our top priorities is to be sure you are always comfortable and satisfied.

Our experienced and knowledgeable professionals can design the best system for you in a cost-effective manner. Our team will always work with you to address your needs ensuring you have the optimum system in your home.

Our heating and cooling experts are true problem solvers. No matter what your air conditioning issue is, our highly trained and certified professionals live up to our stalwart reputation and will provide you with the right solution.

Air Conditioning Efficiency

Your air conditioner’s efficiency plays a large role in your utility costs as well as your indoor air quality (IAQ). Having an air conditioner with a higher efficiency, such as with a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), utilizes energy more efficiently thereby saving you money overall.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) published an Energy Saver 101 guide on saving energy during warmer month.  It includes useful information on types of systems and general facts on air conditioning usage in the United States.

It states “ventilation is the most inexpensive and energy-friendly way to cool a home.” Additionally, they published a two-page guide to home ventilation expounding its importance in your home.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) 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 system. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.

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Could a Ductless Mini Split System Be an Option for You?

In recent years, ductless mini splits have become increasingly popular in the United States. The ductless unit is a compact, yet powerful, heat pump that can heat and cool your home without the use of air ducts.

It’s an energy-efficient system splitting your home into zones and giving you access to control the temperature in each zone rather than heat or cool your entire home at once. See our page on a ductless system for more information.

Air Conditioning Repairs

We specialize in air conditioning repairs. When your cooling system goes out or is no longer working at peak performance, your home lacks the comfort you expect and depend on. Our experts will promptly diagnose and repair the issue.

We are familiar with most makes and models of air conditioners, so our professionals will restore your cooling to your home in no time. We put repairs at the top of our priority list.

There are many ways your air conditioner can stop working in its normal capacity. Hearing an unusual noise or smelling an odor like burning are symptoms of something wrong with your system.

Feeling only warm air coming from your vents or noticing your air conditioner is frozen are other common problems you might experience. Yet others may be your system is leaking water or not even turning on at all.

These symptoms mean you have an issue with your air conditioner or ductless system. Ignoring problems usually only makes them bigger and more costly—and can negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality. Our recommendation is to have one of our team members promptly diagnose and repair the issue for you. Be sure to ask us about our Service Plan Memberships for our discounted repair rates.

If something is a simple fix you could complete on your own, we will advise you before we schedule an appointment. At Burns & McBride, your satisfaction is a high priority for us.

Air Conditioning Installations and Replacements

The average air conditioner’s life span is approximately 15 years with proper maintenance. Once your air conditioning repairs start increasing or your energy bill begins to increase every month, it may be time to replace your system. Our HVAC team is ready to assess your needs and discuss your options–and we'll even show you how to save more money.

For example, when purchasing a new cooling system we'll help you navigate the Energize Delaware Rebate program. Energize Delaware is sponsored by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to help you save energy and money by paying for some of the cost of high-efficiency equipment. The program provides rebates—up to $1,300 or more for a qualifying furnace, air conditioner, water heaters and thermostats—on equipment upgrades that cut the energy use of your home.

To learn if your air conditioning installation or replacement qualifies, contact us. We also offer flexible financing plans as another option to make a new air conditioner a consideration for you.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Routine professional maintenance keeps your air conditioner working well and efficiently, saving you money all around. To help keep your bills low, our Burns & McBride experts and equipment manufacturers recommend routine professional maintenance on your heating and cooling system.

Keeping your cooling system in optimum condition helps both your repair and energy bills remain low. Preventative maintenance also helps you comply with your system’s manufacturer’s warranty.

When our highly trained maintenance experts regularly clean and check your air conditioning system, we can alert you to any need repairs, preventing unexpected and costly emergency repairs from occurring.

Additionally, when your system operates at peak performance, it is cooling your home efficiently. This saves you money in energy since your system needs less energy to keep your levels of comfort stable. Consider participating in a Burns & McBride Service Plan Memberships for additional savings and member perks.

Contact Your Cooling Experts Today

No matter if you are looking for a repair to your existing system, a new or replacement system, or a regular maintenance schedule to help keep your cooling system in peak performance, our Burns & McBride professionals will work with you to implement what is most fitting for your home and lifestyle. Get in touch with us today at 302-273-1341 or request service online.


Air Conditioner Maintenance in Middletown, DE, 19709

“The guys arrived ahead of ,which was great your guys are always well mannered and polite. He gave good advice as well”

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“very satisfied”

- Lawrence C.

Air Conditioner Installation in Hockessin, DE, 19707

“These three fine gents spent most all of today at my house installing a new a/c. They were prompt on arrival, very respectful of my property (both inside and outside), incredibly kind and engaging, informative and professional and clean up was most satisfying. They can repeat a job at my residence ANYTIME!
I recommend them highly and made sure the front office at B&M knew I was completely satisfied.”

- Carrie S.

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“Friendly and did job well👍👍”

- Anne Marie S.

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“Service went very well. Andrew was very professional and courteous. We are very happy with this service.”

- Mark G.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Wilmington, DE, 19810

“Ryan did maintenance on both my AC and gas furnace today. He was courteous, respectful and completed the task in a timely manner. He offered to answer any questions I had. Very professional!”

- Mary Ann M.

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“Ryan was professional and very knowledgeable. Very efficient and courteous.”


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“Very professional and diagnosed unit in a
timely manner.”

- Nicole V.

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“Chris did a great job with our yearly maintenance. He was even able to provide us with some options to help us reduce allergens in the house.”

- Kevin B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Wilmington, DE, 19803

“Dave was prompt, clean and surveyed the situation to make the needed repairs. Did a filter change that was not part of the original work order but noticed it needed to be replaced. Very satisfied. Joe”

- Joe B.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Burns & McBride Home Comfort.

Call us at 302-273-1341!