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Air Conditioning Articles

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

August 15, 2019
Top view of an air conditioner unit outdoors in hot summer season. No people.

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. How It All Began…

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

July 15, 2019
Person's hand adjusting a wall mounted thermostat temperature.

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 this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do? Don’t leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs,…

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Money Saving Tips for This Summer

July 7, 2019
Close-up Of A Pink Piggy Bank Wearing Sunglasses Relaxing On Deck Chair.

We at A & L Heating and Air wish you a happy summer here in Greenback, TN! We know you’ll probably have your air conditioner (AC) on for longer stretches of time. (We certainly will!) So we’ve provided this list of tried-and-true methods to reduce your energy consumption and save you money this season. 1.…

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How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat

June 10, 2019
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With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat—it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the minute or two it takes to read this to clear up anything…

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

May 28, 2019
HVAC technician fixing an air conditioner in Greenback, TN.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up. Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Maryville can be a…

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Heat Gain Prevention

May 7, 2019
HVAC technician waiting to repair and air conditioner in Maryville, Tennessee.

One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build up, or heat gain, in your home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your air conditioner to work harder and less efficiently. Here are a…

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

April 25, 2019
Girl sitting in front of a fan in her house in Maryville, TN. She is waiting for her HVAC technician to come and fix her air conditioner.

You go to bed on a hot summer’s night, basking in the icy breeze from your air conditioner. The next morning, you wake up in a sweat realizing your air conditioner, or AC, is blowing hot air! If you find yourself in this situation, there’s no need to panic. We at A & L Heating…

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Should I Really Schedule a Maintenance Inspection for My Air Conditioner?

April 9, 2019
Tool box sitting on top of an air conditioning unit outside in Maryville, Tennessee.

Summer is quickly approaching. On the most scorching of days, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is your HVAC system breaking down. That’s why you should schedule an inspection and tune-up for your air conditioner as part of your spring cleaning. You might not want to spend the money now, but a costly…

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