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Is My Air Conditioner Short Cycling?

June 14, 2018

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,…

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What Does SEER Mean?

May 24, 2018

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…

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

May 15, 2018

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…

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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…

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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…

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Clogged Air Filters

March 23, 2018

Air filters are used to keep the air in your Murfreesboro, TN, home or office clean, and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious…

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Time for Spring Maintenance

March 21, 2018

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 The Tedder Company to come to your home in Murfreesboro, TN, at least once a year to do a routine maintenance…

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How do I Know if I’m Using My Heat Pump’s Auxiliary Heat?

February 6, 2018

How do I know if I’m using my heat pump’s auxiliary electric heat all the time and costing myself a lot of extra money? This is a common question here in Murfreesboro, TN. Heat pumps are highly efficient, but they can be confusing as well. In order to take advantage of their efficiency, you need…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

January 29, 2018

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric, gas, or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home and…

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Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

January 15, 2018

You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the Murfreesboro, TN, fire department or your HVAC technician? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t…

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