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What Does BTU Stand For?

Proper sizing is essential for efficient air conditioning. Learn what BTUs are and why they are crucial to consider when shopping for an air conditioner.
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Why Is My House So Humid?

If you suddenly wonder, “Why is my house so humid,” it might have more to do with conditions inside your home than outside. Certain situations and personal habits can increase the humidity inside houses. Fortunately, homeowners can take these actions to reduce their homes’ humidity levels.
HVAC professional looking for Freon leak in air conditioner unit outside of home

Does Freon Leak When AC Is Off?

Freon does not typically leak from air conditioners, but if you have a leak within the system, the refrigerant will continue to escape after you shut off your air conditioner. Learn what signs you should look out for and what to do if you suspect a Freon leak.
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5 Reasons for Musty Smell Air Conditioning

A musty smell from air conditioning is a common complaint, but it’s not normal for air-conditioned air to smell musty; air-conditioned air shouldn’t smell at all. Learn what underlying issues strange smells from your air conditioner can indicate.
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Fishy Smell Air Conditioner - What Could Be Wrong?

The most common cause for an unexplained fish odor in the home is not mold or dead animals in the crawlspace, as many people might think. Learn why your air conditioner's odd, fishy smell should never be overlooked.
woman holding nose because of burning smell from AC

Burning Smell from AC? 5 Common Causes and How to Fix It

A burning smell from the AC can be alarming. Fortunately, a burning odor emanating from the air conditioner or vents is not usually dangerous or indicative of a fire. Learn what issues can cause your air conditioner to smell like it's burning.
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How Long Do HVAC Systems Last?

Learn what factors affect your HVAC system life expectancy, what elements are out of your control, and what you can do to keep your system running smoothly for years to come.
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How to Tell What Kind of Freon My AC Uses

Knowing what kind of Freon your air conditioner uses is valuable knowledge, especially in the event of a Freon leak. Learn how to determine your air conditioner’s refrigerant type and your options if it utilizes R-22 Freon.
energy guide label on home air conditioner unit with efficiency SEER rating

What Is a SEER Rating?

The SEER rating is one factor to consider when you’re in the market for a new air conditioner. However, a higher SEER rating is not necessarily a better choice. Learn what a SEER rating is and what other elements you should consider with the SEER rating to get the best bang for your buck.
home air conditioner freon leak

How Do You Know If You Have a Freon Leak?

It’s the hottest day of the year, and your air conditioner is struggling to cool your home. Could a Freon leak be the culprit? Learn the most common causes, signs to look out for, and what to do if you suspect a leak.
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Freon AC 101: Everything You Need to Know

AC Freon is a term that many people have heard, but few understand. You are probably aware that air conditioners use a Freon substance, but you might not know what refrigerant is and its role in your air conditioner’s operation.
man changing out MERV 13 air filter from HVAC unit

Why MERV 13 Air Filters Matter

MERV 13 filters will undoubtedly provide the best filtration for your home, but homeowners should learn that there are other factors to consider before using these highly-rated filters.