Air Conditioning Articles

Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

June 29, 2018
close up ice on coil cooler of dirty air conditioner

One of the more common and frustrating things that can happen to your Air Conditioning Unit is a freeze up. This is exactly what it sounds like, when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects…

Continue Reading

Is My Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

June 14, 2018
residential ac

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 leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

Continue Reading

What Does SEER Mean?

May 24, 2018
wall mounted thermostat temperature

When it comes to your air conditioner, 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 ratio…

Continue Reading

Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

May 15, 2018
air conditioner

Purchasing a new air conditioner can be a daunting task, but we’re here to help! Here are some common purchasing mistakes to avoid when buying a new air conditioning system in Murfreesboro, TN. The Wrong Sized Unit It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit…

Continue Reading

Why is Air Conditioning Maintenance Important?

April 27, 2018

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service for it to run efficiently. We recommend getting your AC unit serviced and cleaned once a year. You should do this in the spring, to ensure that your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. Why is this…

Continue Reading

What Does the Phaseout of R-22 Mean for You?

April 19, 2018

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage herein the U.S. This…

Continue Reading

Air Conditioner Components

August 24, 2017

Aside from the professionals, like ours at The Tedder Company, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Murfreesboro 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,…

Continue Reading

Is it Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

August 4, 2017

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 leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Facts

July 18, 2017

HVAC systems are much like cars – the more you know, the better you can take care of them. Let’s take a look at a few things you may not know about your AC.

Continue Reading

Why is my AC Freezing Up?

July 7, 2017

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

Continue Reading