Air Conditioning Articles

3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

May 17, 2024
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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).

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

August 18, 2023
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner - AC unit outside.

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

June 20, 2023
Image of a heat pump. Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pump.

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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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

March 15, 2023
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Does an air conditioner (AC) help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helps in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America, so any and all help is welcomed.

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

August 30, 2022
Blog Title: Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off? Photo: Mounted AC Unit

When an AC turns on & off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. Any one of our experts at Airclaws can diagnose & repair this issue for you. Don’t delay, so we can get your air conditioner back to its most efficient state for you.

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What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

August 12, 2022
Blog Title: What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs? Photo: AC Fan

Airclaws keeps your AC operating at peak efficiency helps control the energy expenses in your Ohio home, maintain your indoor air quality (IAQ), and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 28, 2022
Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up? close up ice on coil cooler of dirty air conditioner

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your air conditioning unit. It can look a bit disconcerting, but don’t panic. It’s fixable. Whether you have a central air system or a window unit, the causes and effects, as well as the solutions, are the same.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

July 17, 2022
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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. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of…

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FAQs About the New AC Regulations

June 28, 2022
FAQs About the New AC Regulations

Maybe you have already heard of the mandates set by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding your home’s air conditioner refrigerant. Or maybe you haven’t.

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5 Common AC Problems

May 17, 2022
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When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

April 20, 2022
Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

The air conditioning system in your Logan home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology. 

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

August 19, 2021
Common AC Problems and Solutions

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

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Money Saving Tips for This Summer

June 10, 2021
Money Saving Tips for This Summer

We at Airclaws wish you a happy summer here in Amesville, OH! We’ve provided this list of tried-and-true methods to reduce your energy consumption and save you money this season.

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AC Definitions

May 20, 2021
ac definitions | Jackson, OH

The air conditioning system in your Jackson home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

April 20, 2021
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Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Jackson. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

June 22, 2020
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It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and…

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

June 1, 2020
Piggy bank on the beach representing the financing options for how you can 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 Airclaws, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Ohio customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can. We can certainly understand how you might want to replace…

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

May 21, 2020

When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Athens home. However, many environmental issues also play…

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Know Your AC System

August 28, 2019
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. Our team at Airclaws 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…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 14, 2019
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“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 Amesville, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

July 17, 2019
woman trying to stay cool due to broken air conditioner

Airclaws understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Marietta, OH. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement? Age…

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

July 2, 2019
woman covering ears from loud air conditioner making noise

Despite your air conditioner’s age, any sound coming from the unit can still be bothersome. If your air conditioner is producing an unusual sound, that could mean trouble. So instead of risking injury to you or your system by poking around the unit yourself, play it safe and call a professional to come inspect it…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 18, 2019

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. At Airclaws, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently…

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4 Things You Need to Know About Your AC Unit

June 10, 2019

Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at Airclaws, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC). We’ve made this list to help you become an…

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Does My AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

May 7, 2019
Woman blowing nose due to allergies

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Airclaws is proud to help you here in Athens, OH, breathe easier. How…

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

April 23, 2019
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At Airclaws, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from growing. This is why it’s…

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

April 17, 2019
A central air conditioning unit mounted on the wall of an Athens

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Airclaws, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Athens, OH, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like…

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

March 31, 2019
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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 to Choose Between Quotes for Your New Air Conditioner

August 9, 2018
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When you’re faced with replacing your air conditioner, it can be daunting. It seems there’s so much to know. And even when you have your standard three quotes from contractors, how do you know which one to pick? You may be tempted to simply choose the lowest bid, but don’t do it––at least until you’ve…

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Why is My AC Making So Much Noise?

June 28, 2018
Woman covering her ears with closed eyes. Her air conditioner is making too much noise.

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Airclaws, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the health of your…

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Common Air Conditioning Problems

June 7, 2018
Air conditioning system installation embedded on wall of building.

Air conditioning problems aren’t always predictable, but there are a few common issues that we see over and over again here in Athens, Ohio. Recognizing what they are might help you to fix the problem, or might simply help you understand what your HVAC technician is referring to when they provide solutions. Open Windows One…

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Air Conditioning Money Saving Tips

May 18, 2018
Young woman cooking vegetables for vegetarian barbecue dinner outdoor - Couple grilling peppers and aubergines for bbq - Vegan and healthy lifestyle concept - Soft focus on bottom barbecue tongs. Save money on air conditioning!

With the dog days of summer just around the corner, you may be running your AC more and more. We want to go over some of the ways that you can save money and energy with your HVAC system this season. Seasonal Service and Maintenance There is simple maintenance you can do at home, like…

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3 Signs You Need a New AC

May 7, 2018
Beautiful young smiling woman working on laptop and drinking coffee while sitting in a big comfortable chair at home. She's finding out if she needs a new AC in Athens

Summer is right around the corner, and air conditioning will be crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Athens, Ohio. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or…

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Does my Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

July 17, 2017
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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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How Does Air Conditioning Work?

June 16, 2017
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An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that AC units account for almost 20 percent of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Airclaws, we believe that knowledge is power: The more you know about the appliances you are using, the more effectively you can operate them.…

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