Air Conditioning Articles

Why Air Conditioners Freeze Up

June 14, 2024
Why Air Conditioners Freeze Up. Frozen units.

Did you accidentally stumble upon your air conditioning (AC) unit’s “winter weather” setting? Nope. You’re probably experiencing a freeze-up.

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Summer Savings Tips for AC

May 30, 2024
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It’s summertime in Arizona. The team at ACS Air Conditioning Service hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days. On days when it gets a bit too sunny, you can jump in a pool or bask in the cool breeze your air conditioner provides.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

May 15, 2024
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner. Air conditioning unit outside.

But now, you can get ready for a new era of home comfort, with lower utility bills and improved indoor air quality (IAQ). Did you know upgrading your AC can reduce your electricity bill by up to 50 percent, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE)?

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 16, 2024
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Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Oro Valley without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

September 29, 2023
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Though air conditioners are a major part of modern life, they hold many secrets few people know about.
Luckily, our team at ACS Air Conditioning Services is ready to spill the beans.

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Air Conditioning Noise Concerns

August 31, 2023
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Very few central air conditioners (AC) are whisper-silent. A certain amount of noise coming from your ductwork is not uncommon.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

July 28, 2023
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Operating with a clean filter prevents circulation issues and promotes healthy indoor air quality (IAQ), which is especially important during allergy season.

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Going Ductless

July 19, 2023
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Ductless mini splits are a triple threat—compact wall units that generate heating, cooling, and ventilation. No ducts required, and no dull whirring noises—they operate in near silence.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

June 19, 2023
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It’s about to heat up here in Marana. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Arizona summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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AC and Allergies

May 31, 2023
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Summertime is the season for rest and relaxation—except when pollen decides to crash your party.

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Controlling Humidity in Your Home

May 19, 2023
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At the height of summer, the weather can get quite sticky here in Arizona. Hot days feel much less bearable when accompanied by humidity. That’s because increased humidity makes it harder for your sweat to evaporate. Our staff at ACS Air Conditioning Services reminds our neighbors to stay safe this summer. Monitor weather advisories and…

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

April 19, 2023
SEER--What Does it Mean? AC Dial set to moderate.

It’s quite similar to miles per gallon—the higher a car’s MPG, the more efficient the car. Similarly, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the heating or cooling system. The number comes from dividing the total amount of heat removed from your home by the total amount of energy consumed.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

January 27, 2023
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Whoever named the heat pump was being modest.

Not only do heat pumps generate heat, but they can also pump out cool air. What’s more, a new heat pump can cut your Arizona energy costs by up to 50 percent when you make the switch from a furnace or baseboard heater, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE)

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

December 23, 2022
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It’s a hot day outdoors, and you are inside your Marana home waiting for your air conditioning (AC) system to kick into full gear.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 6, 2022
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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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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 18, 2022
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

April 15, 2022
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In order to take care of your AC properly, our team put together the following glossary to help you understand your system better.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

March 31, 2022
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It’s important to understand the key elements of your AC system, and that starts with knowing your air conditioner’s five main components.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

September 17, 2021
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Understanding a bit of your air conditioner’s basic components and how they work can help you identify an issue when it occurs.

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

August 31, 2021
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We can guide you on ridding your home of the mold and help maintain your HVAC system to prevent the mold from recurring.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 15, 2021
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If you are a homeowner prepping for a hot summer, you will want to understand the top causes of AC failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 30, 2021
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Our team would like to share the three health benefits you can experience by running your home’s air conditioner at night.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 14, 2021
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Our team wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home so that your AC can be more effective and efficient.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

April 30, 2021
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If you suffer from seasonal allergies or allergens like pet dander or dust, your air conditioner can help you breathe easier.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

April 16, 2021
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When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

March 30, 2021
Ductless System

Are you considering a ductless AC system? Our team wants you to know all about this system and how it can benefit your home.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

September 16, 2020
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Many environmental issues can play a significant part in your air conditioner’s performance. Our team wants you to be aware of these factors.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 27, 2020
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Is your air conditioner the right size for your household? Our team would like to help you select the best sized AC for your particular home.

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Know Your AC System

July 15, 2020
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Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them. Our team at ACS Air Conditioning Services knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Tucson.

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

June 23, 2020
AC Short Cycling

Is your AC turning on and off in quick successions? This is called short cycling. Our team wants to help diagnose and repair this issue.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

May 29, 2020
Technician Tune-Up

Our team wants you to know the long-term benefits of annual tune-ups on your AC unit to help keep it effective and running.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

May 19, 2020
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Is your air conditioner making a strange or loud noise? Our team in has a list of common ac noises and what problem they can mean.

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It is someone like Noe that makes us sure to use ACS.

April 30, 2020

Noe was here April 28 to do our annual AC service and he was just terrific. He has worked on our unit before and I was happy to see that he was our technician this week. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and honest — a total professional. He even wore a mask, gloves and booties (when…

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 9, 2020
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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 Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

October 8, 2019
A pair of adult male hands feeling the flow of air coming out of an air vent on a wall near a ceiling. Man with hands in front of an air vent feeling for air flow. Why is my AC blowing hot air?

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Marana when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you…

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

September 17, 2019
A compressor air conditioner mounted on a home. What does AC SEER mean?

When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio—a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

September 10, 2019
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When the weather gets really hot in Tuscon, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at ACS Air Conditioning Services wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay…

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Common Problems With Air Conditioners

August 24, 2019
Woman looks confused at her thermostat which is blank because her AC is broken.

Our certified technicians at ACS Air Conditioning Services are well versed in all makes and models of air conditioners. We would be happy to help diagnose any problems you are facing, as well as make recommendations for repair or replacement.

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3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC

July 16, 2019
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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.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 2, 2019
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It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as well.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

May 21, 2019
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As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?

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What Is a Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner?

May 9, 2019
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Duct-less works in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Instead of a duct system, there is one outdoor unit, and indoor units in each of the zones that you want to treat.

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Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

March 28, 2019
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Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system.

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The Best AC Unit for Tucson Weather

October 31, 2017

Ask anyone the first word that comes to mind when they hear “Arizona,” and it will most likely be “HOT.” Summers in Arizona are notorious for high temperatures. While Tucson rests at a higher elevation than its more famous neighbor Phoenix, it is still the desert and just as hot in the summertime. With such…

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Keeping Your AC Properly Maintained in Catalina Foothills

September 29, 2017

It’s probably easy for homeowners to believe that keeping their air conditioner maintained will help ensure a comfortably cool home while also preventing unwanted repairs. However, do you know what the best thing is to do when taking care of your AC? One valuable piece of advice we give when it comes to AC maintenance…

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Choosing the Right AC Company in Arizona

September 7, 2017

We’re all looking for the best deal when it comes to air conditioning whether it be in AC installation, AC repair or AC maintenance in Tuscon. In Tucson, there are a lot of options for air conditioning companies. Many of those options, though, are real stinkers. They won’t provide you with the great service and…

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Reasons to Get an AC Check Up

May 15, 2017

You got your AC unit, all gleaming and new. You think that it will stay this way forever and leave it alone for too long. Then, suddenly, that air conditioning unit isn’t working as well as it did the first time. Leaving your AC unit uncared for is never a great idea so the ideal…

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5 Summer Prep Tips for AC

April 12, 2017

ACS Air Conditioning Services and our team of HVAC professionals is committed to serving the people of Tucson. If your home has an HVAC system, you know it has the potential to cost you a lot of money. There are simple, common-sense ways you can make sure your A/C will keep you and your family…

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Why Air Conditioner Repair in Tucson, Arizona Is Important

January 20, 2017

When someone spends a large part of their life in a cold climate area, it is not at all surprising that they find the idea of moving to a warmer state quite appealing. The fact that for the better part of the year, the sun shines warm and bright over AZ. Because the temperatures run a bit higher, it is a good idea for residents to know how to find quality air conditioner repair Tucson Arizona.

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Despite Great Hiking Weather, Don't Overlook The The Air Conditioner Repair Tucson Arizona Locals Trust

December 19, 2016

This is the perfect weather for hiking. For locals who are acclimated to the local seasons, the outdoor temperatures are not too hot and not too cold. Most consumers are hardly thinking of the services for air conditioner repair Tucson Arizona companies provide. This is definitely the ideal climate to live in after having spent long months trapped inside to escape the heat. Fortunately, there is a lot of great scenery to take in and a number of amazing benefits that you can gain by taking a regular, comfortable stroll.

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The Facts About Air Conditioner Repair Tucson Arizona

November 23, 2016

The weather in Arizona often begins to cool down during this time of the year, offering a welcome reprieve from the hot and dry summer weather. This year, however, the weather in and around Tucson has remained unseasonably warm during Fall months. It is important to think about cooler weather activities before they arrive. One of many items on the fall chore list is the air conditioner repair Tucson Arizona home and business owners require.

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Tropical Storms Causing Cooler Arizona Weather

October 19, 2016

Arizona is well known for its hot summers. Temperatures often exceed 100 degrees with some highs going into the 120s. However, it is a running joke among people from the region that it is a dry heat and therefore doesn’t affect the body the same way lower temperatures with higher humidity does. However, this is not currently the case as there are tropical storms causing cooler Arizona weather.

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September 30, 2016

September in Arizona in September is typically a slight downward trend in temperatures, both day time and night time. After the hot summer temperatures, these slightly lower days and nights are a welcome relief to residents. This year, the September patterns of cooling have been more rapid than in many past years. The homeowners who have been looking forward to lower utility bills are enthusiastic this year’s weather pattern.

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How To Beat Record Breaking June And July Heat In Arizona

August 18, 2016

For people who love the beauty and other advantages of desert living, there are some drawbacks which must also be considered. Daytime temperatures in a normal year can be hot enough to create newsworthy coverage, but 2016 has had record breaking June and July heat in Arizona. It is too late to plan ahead this year, but you may want to think about 2017 and how best to be prepared for the heat which residents may experience in the next high seasons.

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Beating Record Breaking Heat In Arizona

August 1, 2016

Summer temperatures are soaring higher than ever before and it is a situation that many people were not prepared to deal with. While the ambiance outside may be simply intolerable, being able to escape to much cooler indoor temps is a welcome reprieve. Having a properly operating air conditioning system is an important part to beating record breaking heat in Arizona.

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How AC Advancements Make Living In Arizona Easy

June 27, 2016

The latest in air conditioning technologies have come a long way from the HVAC units of yesteryears. The newest air conditioners and the accessories that accompany them have been completely refined to maximize the efficiency and affordability of the entire HVAC system. To increase the energy efficiency of your home, you should review how AC advancements make living in Arizona easy.

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The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems You Can Plan For

June 24, 2016

If your AC has suddenly stopped working, it could be something as simple as blown fuse or tripped circuit. While it is true that most problems are best left to HVAC technicians to repair, it is still possible to address these air conditioning problems you can plan for. Here are some of the most common issues that homeowners are likely to experience with their ACs.

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How Do I Know When It Is Time To Service My Air Conditioner?

June 20, 2016

Homeowners have a lot of equipment and property features to maintain. Keeping track of all their ownership responsibilities can be extremely challenging. One of the most important factors to be mindful of, however, is the home heating and cooling system. Without this equipment, resident health will be at risk all throughout the hottest and coldest seasons of the year. Finding a comfortable place to rest inside of the abode, can seem impossible as well. Like many people, you are probably asking the question, “How do I know when it is time to service my air conditioner?”.

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No Air Conditioning? 4 Common Reasons For Your Broken Air Conditioner

March 29, 2016

There are few things worse than turning your home cooling system come on only to find that it’s finally stopped functioning. Unfortunately, this is an all too common event. No air conditioning? 4 common reasons for your broken air conditioner along with tips for mitigating the problem.

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