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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.

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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…

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Does an Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

June 19, 2017

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low.

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Does an Air Conditioner Help with Allergies?

June 9, 2017

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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How to Save Money on your Air Conditioning and Energy Bill this Summer

May 24, 2017

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At The Tedder Company, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Murfreesboro, air conditioning is crucial for comfort during those hot summer months. Our advice might help cut air conditioning energy costs, while continuing to stay…

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What is SEER?

May 9, 2017

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 the amount of cooling produced (in BTUs) divided…

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get?

April 25, 2017

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 quickly and then…

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How Does AC Work?

April 24, 2017

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 knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances you…

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Allergies and Duct Cleaning in Tennessee

March 28, 2017

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 this is like getting out…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

March 13, 2017

  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 percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your…

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