Air Conditioning Articles

Be an Informed Consumer by Learning Air Conditioning Lingo

July 27, 2022
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Our professionals at AA-Air have put together the following air conditioning glossary to give you a crash course in important definitions.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 15, 2022
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At AA-AIR Company, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 30, 2021
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In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems.

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Ductless ACs Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

July 1, 2021
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Air conditioners don’t just keep you cooler; they can help you breathe easier during the heat of summer.

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What Is a Ductless HVAC System?

June 10, 2021
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Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems can be the perfect solution for that room which is never quite cool enough or for that new addition you are building onto your house.

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What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

July 30, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Knoxville home. The International Energy Agency predicts the number of air conditioners worldwide will increase from 1.6 billion units today to 5.6 billion units by 2050. No matter what else is going on…

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

May 12, 2020
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As a homeowner here in Tennessee, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved. Needless to say, this is no exception for your air conditioning (AC) unit. How It All Began…

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

April 30, 2020
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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Knoxville…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air on the Cool Setting

August 28, 2019
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We at AA-AIR CO., hope you’re enjoying the warm weather this season. Although if you’re reading this article, you might be a bit tired of it. It’s a hot day, yet your heat pump doesn’t want to cooperate and is circulating hot air throughout your house. If this is the case, you probably want to…

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

August 13, 2019
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Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Knoxville. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both…

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 29, 2019
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It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and…

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FAQs About the New AC Regulations

July 23, 2019
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Maybe you have already heard of the mandates set by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding your home’s air conditioner refrigerant. Or maybe you haven’t. Either way, since our AA-AIR CO., professionals are getting asked these questions more frequently from Tennessee homeowners, we thought sharing them and their answers may be beneficial to you. Q.…

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 11, 2019
How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

Aside from the professionals like the AA-AIR Company team, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Knoxville, TN, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just cool,…

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The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

March 15, 2019
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When the temperatures in Knoxville, TN, head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner (AC) to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

August 30, 2018
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When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not ignore these occurrences. This will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem, and…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

July 30, 2018
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The Wrong Sized Unit It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit does not necessarily mean more cooling power. Each AC system is designed for certain sized spaces, different cooling needs, household age, etc. A unit that is too large or too small is inefficient…

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Why is My AC Making so Much Noise?

June 18, 2018
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Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At AA-Air Company, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the health of…

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Time for Maintenance on Your Air Conditioner

May 16, 2018
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The best time to schedule your system maintenance call is before something fails. Your heating and cooling equipment is too important to neglect, service yourself, or wait until something breaks. Call the experts at AA-AIR Company to come to your home in Knoxville, TN once a year to do a routine maintenance visit. Scheduling a…

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Does My Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

April 24, 2018
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Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes, if you properly maintain the unit. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the…

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What Does SEER Mean?

July 19, 2017

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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