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What is SEER?

When it comes to your air conditioner, a common term used in the HVAC business is 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 of...

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get?

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space...

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How Does AC Work?

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At The Tedder Company, we believe that...

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Allergies and Duct Cleaning in Tennessee

Allergy season is upon us! One way to combat the causes and symptoms of allergies this year is to get your air ducts cleaned. Allergens are all around us and in the spring as the trees pollinate often we consider remaining indoors to avoid the cause, but in some cases...

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What Does AFUE Mean?

  While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in...

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

  Out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may...

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How Do I Know If My Heat Exchanger Is Cracked?

  Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you're having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What's a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that's what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don't ignore the...

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What is a Thermocouple?

  A thermocouple is a sensor used to measure temperature. It is a device used inside your Murfreesboro gas furnace, to assist the pilot light in keeping your furnace running and safe. It works rather like a fail-safe to keep unburned gas from accumulating and...

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Don’t Forget Your Annual Furnace Maintenance!

  A furnace is crucial to comfort in Tennessee winter, yet it is often ignored when it comes to home maintenance. Usually your furnace is in a basement, closet or other low traffic area of your home, making it easy to overlook. To avoid costly, inconvenient, and...

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What Does Nate-Certified Mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC and refrigeration technicians. It’s important to note that almost everyone in the HVAC and refrigeration industries recognizes and supports a NATE...

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