Kansas City Air Conditioning Services

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A Tradition of Excellence in Heating & Air, Plumbing and Electrical Services

For 60 years now, A.B. May has served the Kansas City area with home comfort services. So far, three generations of our family have worked to help the City of Fountains stay comfortable and safe.

Whether it’s air conditioning service, AC repair or air conditioning installation, A.B. May is there for you. Whether it’s an emergency visit because the AC decides to quit on the same day you bring your new baby home from the hospital or a family member’s health is affected by extreme heat and humidity, our 24/7 service is there for you.

Simply curious about the benefits of ductless mini splits and would like a free estimate? We’re there for you. We take care of your air conditioners, heat pumps and ductless mini splits to keep you cool.

Air Conditioning Repair in Kansas City

We know when the AC makes funny noises or won’t properly cool, you need it fixed – fast! Call and we’ll handle your AC repair quickly and professionally for any brand. To save you some money, here are three things to try before you call for AC repair:

  1. Check the thermostat. Trust us, it’s amazing how often kids or a duster knocks the lever or button from cool to heat or off. Verify the thermostat is set correctly. It sends the instructions to your heating and air system. If it’s getting faulty information, it sends the wrong orders to your AC system.
  2. Check your air filter. It’s easy to do…and it’s easy to forget! Check your air filter and if you find it’s clogged and dirty, change it. Then see if your AC system comes back on. Sometimes, the filter can get so caked with dust and other debris, the air conditioner’s blower motor overheats trying to push air through the system. Safety mechanisms shut the motor down to avoid a bigger problem. This causes your air conditioning to shut down before your house is cooled.
  3. Walk around your AC compressor outside. it’s common for fallen leaves, twigs and lawn clippings to accumulate around the AC unit outdoors, especially after storms. This, along with overgrown vegetation obstructs airflow. Your AC system depends on good airflow to work properly. If there’s a lot of yard clutter around it, clear it away. If you notice a fan blade is bent, however, don’t try to fix it yourself. Call A.B. May.

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Repair vs. Replace Air Conditioning Systems

If you’re unsure whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner, heat pump or ductless AC, just ask! Our team is well-educated in the lifespan of AC equipment, various brands and emerging air conditioning technology.

We can help you weigh your options depending on your needs, your energy efficiency goals, how long you plan to stay in your home, and other factors.

Emergency 24/7 Air Conditioning Repair Service

The lights may be off but the answering service personnel are always awake and ready to take your call. We don’t charge extra fees for emergency services, but we reserve the right to assess what defines an emergency.

An emergency is a situation which poses an imminent threat to people or property, such as infants or elderly people in extreme temperatures, for example.

Air Conditioning Installation and AC Replacement in Kansas City

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Air Conditioners

The most common choice for cooling in the Midwest, air conditioners handle summers and paired with furnaces for heating during the winter. Air conditioners don’t “cool” the air the way furnaces “heat” the air. They extract heat and moisture from the air, which leaves it cooler.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps continue to become a popular choice for homeowners. Heat pumps both heat and cool a home. Like an air conditioner, heat pumps extract heat and moisture from the air and vent it outdoors to “cool” the home. To heat the home, it operates in reverse, pulling heat from the outdoors into the home.

Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless air conditioners and ductless heat pumps are quickly becoming a popular solution for Kansas City residents. Quiet, efficient and conveniently-controlled with a remote, ductless technology installs without a connection to ductwork.

An indoor air handler unit installs on the ceiling or wall and connects through a small hole to an outdoor AC compressor. Use a single unit to boost the cooling in a south-facing sunroom or finish a garage or addition without ductwork expenses. This is especially useful in older homes or those with complex architecture.

Central System Vs. Zoned System

A central system is defined as a centrally-located air conditioner and furnace or heat pump, which supplies heating and air to the whole home. A zoned system has two or more HVAC systems dedicated to specific sections, or zones, of a home.

Large homes may have more than one air conditioner/furnace combo or heat pump, for example. Some Kansas City residents create zones using multiple ductless units. Depending on the model, up to six indoor air handlers may connect to a single outdoor AC compressor.

Indoor Air Quality and Comfort for Air Conditioning in Kansas City

Many homeowners ask us how to solve air quality issues, like dampness, mold growth in basements, and allergen concerns. Here’s a summary on the types of products A.B. May installs to help with air quality issues for air conditioning.


Air conditioners remove heat and moisture from the air inside your home, but it’s often not enough. When the humidity becomes more than an air conditioner handles easily, use a dehumidifier.

Installed within your central air system, they monitor and control the humidity in your home. Dehumidifiers increase your comfort and reduce the stress on your air conditioning system.

Media Air Filters

Every HVAC system uses an air filter, but it’s often basic. When you upgrade to a media air filter, it traps more of the airborne particles which trigger allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Be sure to consult with A.B. May – it’s crucial the right filter is paired with your system.

UV Air Purifier

This system uses ultraviolet light and activated charcoal to neutralize germs, odors and allergens in your home.

Duct Cleaning

Remove 99.97 percent of contaminants from your ductwork with A.B. May’s duct cleaning system. As air travels through your ductwork, it brings dust and other debris like pollen, pet hair, dander and airborne spores from mold, fungus, viruses and bacteria.

Clean the ductwork in your home and breathe cleaner air. We highly recommend this service when moving into a new home and after renovations.


Many homes, especially older ones, are difficult to heat and cool because they were built using different codes and standards. Energy efficiency, for example, has changed a lot in building codes and most homes, even those 10+ years old, don’t have enough insulation. Ask us for an audit of your home’s insulation. Give your heating and air system a break when you increase the insulation in your home.

Preventive Maintenance for Air Conditioning Systems

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Benefits of an AC Tune Up

When our trained HVAC professionals visit your home for a tune up, they thoroughly inspect it, looking for any signs of distress. This prevents most major repairs or breakdowns by catching issues while they are still small.

It might be a simple belt replacement or recommendation about airflow or usage but it’s an opportunity to check it out. Technicians clean and lubricate any applicable components. They test controls and electrical switches.

Overall, they help your air conditioning system run as efficiently as possible and prevent major problems.

Service Plans

A.B. May offers four versions of service plans for Kansas City homeowners. Preventive maintenance plans like these help homeowners budget for routine service and adhere to warranty requirements.

We highly recommend HVAC service plans because they make maintenance so easy! Remove it from your to-do list by signing up today.

Leak Detection

One of the most common issues found during an AC tune up is a leak around your air conditioning system. Technicians routinely resolve this problem for homeowners – another reason to schedule regular maintenance.

Home Warranties

Don’t forget about our home warranty coverage if you’re buying or selling a home!

Surge Protection

Did you know the majority of internal power surges come from large appliances like air conditioners? We offer surge protection for your whole home.

Air Conditioning System Finance Options in Kansas City

A.B. May offers many HVAC finance options for homeowners. There are many benefits to financing major purchases. If you choose to upgrade your air conditioner to a more energy-efficient system, for example, you’ll save on your energy bills right away, which takes away from the cost of the AC installation. Also, financing allows you to spread out payments and keep your household budget intact while you enjoy a more comfortable and under-warranty air conditioner.

Common Air Conditioning Warranty Coverage

One of the reasons we partner with Daikin is the incredible product quality. It makes it easy to stand behind Daikin equipment. As the world’s leading air conditioning manufacturer, Daikin instills confidence.

Often warranties require registration after the professional installation date and regular service by a qualified professional. Be sure to ask your A.B. May professional any questions you have about your warranty. We love talking about air conditioning and AC equipment, so ask away!

Common Air Conditioner, Heat Pump and Ductless Brands

While we represent, sell and install a select few brands of air conditioning and air quality equipment, such as Daikin and Nest, we service all brands, makes and models. You may have heard of these brands, among others. There’s actually a small group of HVAC manufacturers in the U.S. This is common as companies grow and acquire one another.

Major HVAC Manufacturers and Brands We Service and Repair


Daikin, Goodman, Amana

United Technology

Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Heil, Tempstar, Day & Night

Lennox Industries

Lennox, Armstrong, Ducane, Concord, AirEase, Allied

Ingersoll Rand

Trane, Ameristar, American Standard

Rheem Manufacturing

Rheem, Ruud

Johnson Controls

York, Luxaire, Coleman

Nortek Global

Maytag, Frigidaire, Westinghouse, Kelvinator

Our Service Areas

We provide 5-star air conditioning service to the surrounding areas:

Best-Rated HVAC Techs in Kansas City

Call 913-251-9453 to Schedule Kansas City-Area Air Conditioning Services

With more than 60 years of experience handling air conditioning services, HVAC techs from A.B. May get any issue fixed quickly.

Need an air conditioning company? Choose A.B. May for all your air conditioning services!