Air Conditioning Articles

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

August 24, 2023
Image of an AC unit. What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

In general, these refer to the different speeds at which your air conditioner’s compressor and blower motor will work. Your compressor pumps your unit’s refrigerant throughout the system, and your blower distributes the air throughout your ductwork.

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 19, 2023
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Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

June 23, 2023
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It’s about to heat up here in Chattanooga. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Tennessee summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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What Bad Noises Come From an Air Conditioning Unit?

May 18, 2023
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It’s normal for your air conditioning unit to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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5 Reasons Your AC Is Blowing Out Hot Air

April 14, 2023
Homeowner in Chattanooga, TN, has hands in front of vent. He is wondering why his AC is blowing out hot air. Central Heat & Air blog image.

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Chattanooga, TN when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, your AC is blowing out hot air!

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When Is It Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

March 31, 2023
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Air conditioning maintenance is the gateway to a long lasting AC unit. It is also a great way to reduce the risk of expensive repairs in the future.

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HVAC Refrigerant and SEER Changes in 2023

August 3, 2022
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Are you shopping for a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Cleveland, TN, or the surrounding area?

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

July 18, 2022
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When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 23, 2022
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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. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Cleveland home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

May 26, 2022
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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.

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