Air Conditioning Articles

When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 16, 2024
When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner? Woman sitting in front of a fan while wiping the sweat off of her forhead.

Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

July 17, 2023
Image of a heat pump. Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps.

In some ways, heat pumps have an edge over the traditional combination of a furnace and central air conditioning (AC) unit. However, no two households are the same, and each option has its pros and cons.

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How an Air Handler Works

May 19, 2023
How Air Handlers Work - Close up image of HVAC system units with fans. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning concept. 3D illustration

Meet the air handler. It has a starring role in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? 

August 2, 2022
Woman suffers from heat in the office or at home

It’s a hot day outdoors, and you are inside your Huachuca City home waiting for your air conditioning (AC) system to kick into full gear.

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

May 16, 2022
Dial labeled Energy Efficiency turning to high, moderate, or low efficiency.

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This universal rating system helps you determine the efficiency of your Arizona air conditioning (AC) unit or heat pump. 

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

April 30, 2022
How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Arizona Comfort Systems, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Arizona customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can.

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Know Your AC System

April 15, 2022
air turbine fan for ventilation and air conditioning

Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

March 16, 2022
Repairman checking outside air conditioning unit for voltage.

Boost air conditioning tune-ups a little higher on your priority list. A tune-up can save you time, money, stress, and hassle down the road.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

September 17, 2021
Business man Accounting Calculating Cost Economic

Looking for a new air conditioner? Here are some top purchasing mistakes to avoid while you are doing your research.

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AC Equipment Shortage: What You Need to Know

August 31, 2021
Air conditioner with maintenance tools and service reminder in residential back yard

The HVAC industry is still managing a parts shortage. As a result, some AC repairs could be delayed. Here’s what you need to know.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

August 13, 2021
Construction workers install doors - windows and use silicon and sealant.

Use these tips to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

June 30, 2021
Family Cleaning Kitchen

Many environmental issues play a significant part in your air conditioner’s performance. Here are several factors to look over.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

June 14, 2021
Home Air Conditioner unit

If you are a homeowner getting ready for a scorching summer, you will want to understand the top causes of air conditioner failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 28, 2021
Getting a good night's sleep

Here are three health benefits you can experience from using your home’s air conditioner at night.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

April 30, 2021
Sneezing woman

Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or year-long allergens, your air conditioner can help you breathe easier.

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What Is a Ductless AC?

April 16, 2021
Ductless Unit in Room

If you are constantly trying to cool down in one for more of your rooms, take a look at a ductless air conditioner.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

March 30, 2021
Technician Spraying AC Unit

Spring is here, which makes it the best time to have maintenance performed on your home’s air conditioner.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

September 16, 2020
Close Up of AC Vent

Want to know more about your AC system? Our team put together the following glossary to teach you some important definitions.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

August 27, 2020
Old Air Conditioner

Do you know the signs to replace your old air conditioner? Our team suggests you monitor for these telltale signs.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

July 15, 2020
old air conditioning equipment outside of a house, 3 signs it's time for a new air conditioner

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like an air conditioner (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 23, 2020

Want to know how your central air conditioner cools your home? Our team wants you to understand your AC’s components and how they work.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

June 15, 2020
Air Conditioner

As a homeowner here in Arizona, 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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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

May 29, 2020

Want to save money on your home’s air conditioning? Our team has a list of five ways to stay cool and limit your use of your AC.

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

May 19, 2020
AC Short Cycling

Is your ac turning on and off in quick successions? This is called short cycling. Our team can diagnose and repair this issue for your unit.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 23, 2020
Hand Moving Curtain Away From Window

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea. According to the US Department of…

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 9, 2020
AC Maintenance

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Arizona Comfort Systems, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest…

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Does an Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

September 24, 2019
Young woman cleaning air conditioner at home. Does an Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

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. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant

September 12, 2019
Close Up of Propane Gas Cylinder Bottle or LPG Liquid Tank. R-22 refrigerant phase out.

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 here in the United…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

August 10, 2019
Air condition vent in office ceiling close up.

Our team at Arizona Comfort Systems wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

August 6, 2019
Modern living room with black couch and air conditioner on the wall.

Our team at Arizona Comfort Systems wants you to be well-informed about your options, and those options include ductless air conditioning systems that can function as an air conditioner only or a heat source as well.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 30, 2019
Lightning striking the ground from a stormy sky.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There’s a reason why that old adage has been passed down through the years. It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Huachuca, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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Why Is My AC Freezing Up?

July 8, 2019
Air conditioner with frozen ice and icicles.

If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

June 24, 2019
Woman suffers from heat while working in the office and tries to cool off by the fan.

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Huachuca, AZ. We want to keep you cool.

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get for My Home or Office?

May 9, 2019
Closeup of an air conditioning fan.

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.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 25, 2019
Mature man, with pillow covering entire face, cannot sleep at night from a loud air conditioner.

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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