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What is a SEER Rating?

Posted on: July 27th, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you might want to check the SEER rating before buying.

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) measures the ratio of cooling capacity to power input. The higher the SEER rating, the more work you’re getting out of the equipment for the same dollar amount of energy.

Air conditioners on the market today range from 13 to 25 SEER. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit, and the more you’ll save on utility bills.

Nationwide, EPA standards require all air conditioners manufactured after January 1, 2015, to have a minimum rating of 14 SEER.

The rating itself is determined through calculations of a unit’s average performance – the amount of cooling an AC system puts out per the units of energy it uses to do so.

The less energy used, the higher the SEER rating. As the number increases, we get a higher efficiency system, which means lower utility bills.

How much you’ll actually save on your utility bill depends on the size of your house and how much you pay per kilowatt-hour for electricity, the SEER rating of the unit, and what it’s currently costing you to cool your home. There is an energy savings calculator at energy.gov.

If your HVAC system is over 10 years old, it might be a good time for you to replace your unit with a newer, higher efficiency rated system. 

Action Air can determine the size you will need for your home and you can decide the amount of SEER you’ll want to spend on. For most homeowners, opting for a unit with a SEER between 15 and 18 is a good choice because it’s a balance between the money you’ll spend for the unit and the amount you may save on utility bills.

If you suspect there is something wrong with your air conditioning unit, call Action Air. Our knowledgeable technicians will provide you with the proper assessment and provide options to repair your equipment or suggest an upgrade to a newer model. 

We’ve been providing heating, cooling, sales, and service since 1979. We have certified service technicians, qualified installers, and knowledgeable sales staff.

And as always, when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.

Why Is My A/C Unit Leaking?

Posted on: June 18th, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

There are many reasons why this could be happening. Action Air wants you to be informed about the causes and what to do about them.

The primary function of your air conditioning system is to remove the humidity from your home. When your A/C unit runs, warm air flows across the cold evaporator coil and as the coil absorbs the heat from the air, it collects moisture. Much like a glass of cold water on a hot day. The moisture then drips down into a condensate pan and runs into a condensate line to the outside of your home. The warmer and more humid it is inside your home, the more the condensation builds and the more forceful the water is sent through the drain system.

If you notice water around your A/C unit, mold growing, or you experience increased humidity in your home, this could be signs that your unit needs servicing.

Common causes of condensate leaks:

For a diagram of a typical air conditioning unit, click here.

If you suspect there is something wrong with your air conditioning unit, call Action Air. Our knowledgeable technicians will provide you with the proper assessment and provide options to repair your equipment. 

We’ve been providing heating, cooling, sales, and service since 1979. We have certified service technicians, qualified installers, and knowledgeable sales staff.

And as always, when you need action, call Action Air  (931) 647-8525.

COVID-19 Flyer

Posted on: April 13th, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

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COVID-19 Announcement to Customers

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

Action Air Covid-19 MessagingAction Air will remain open during this time of social distancing. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting us globally, ensuring safety and well-being is our top priority. I want to share our plan and update you on the necessary steps we’re taking in response to keeping our employees and our customers safe: 

If you need service, please call us at (931) 647-8525, or fill schedule your service online https://actionairclarksville.com/make-an-appointment/

We will continue to update you on our website and on our social media platforms as we continue to monitor the situation.

Be well, and thank you for your business.

How Do I Know If The HVAC Company I Used was Dishonest?

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

Some dishonest companies will try to take advantage of a homeowner’s lack of HVAC knowledge. Here are some tips from Action Air to weed out the scammers.

Do your research 

Ask questions

Get a second opinion

At Action Air, we give free second opinions!  

Never buy used parts

Look at the technician’s vehicle

We hope these tips will keep you from being scammed, but the best way is to trust Action Air. We’ve been providing heating, cooling, sales, and service since 1979. We have certified service technicians, qualified installers, knowledgeable sales staff, and our technician’s vehicles are marked with the Action Air logo.

And as always, when you need action, call Action Air  (931) 647-8525.

Your HVAC Unit Is Working Overtime This Winter!

Posted on: February 21st, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

During the winter months, your HVAC system has to work overtime to keep your home or business warm and cozy. Check out these tips from Action Air to reduce the strain on your system.

Change your air filters!

Inspect Registers & Return Grilles

Move Carpets, Rugs, and Furniture from Vents

Check Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Clear Areas Around Heating Equipment

Clear Exterior Vents and Chimneys of Ice or Snow

But of course, the best way to keep your system in peak running condition is to schedule regular maintenance check-ups with Action Air.

If you’re ready for a thorough preventative maintenance check-up, schedule your appointment today. And as always, when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.

When You Need Community Action – Call Action Air!

Posted on: January 24th, 2020 by tcg_admin No Comments

You already know, “When you need action, call Action Air” for all your heating and cooling needs, But, did you know that you can also depend on Action Air to be involved in many community endeavors as well?

Best of Clarksville

YMCA After Breast Cancer (ABC) program

The Food Initiative

Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County

Green Certified

So when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.

How Can You Tell When Your Furnace is Failing?

Posted on: December 19th, 2019 by tcg_admin No Comments

Action Air wants you to be aware of possible furnace problems before they become a major breakdown.

Start and Stop

If your furnace is cycling on and off, it’s because something in the system is causing it to cut off before it can complete a full heating cycle. Or it could be something simple like the heat sensor needs to be cleaned.

Flame color

Open your furnace door or look through the peepholes (if provided) and notice the color of the flame. If the flame is yellow, it is often a sign of a dirty burner. This could mean that your furnace isn’t heating to its full potential.

Higher Utility Bills

This could be many different issues. Excessively cold weather makes your furnace work harder than usual but if your furnace is struggling to get the job done, it may be a deeper problem. But, it could be something simple like a clogged filter that’s obstructing your furnace’s airflow.

Rodents at Work

Mice, rats and squirrels can do lots of damage to your home’s mechanical systems. If you see signs of nest material or animal droppings, check for signs of chewed wires.

Water Leaks

If you see a puddle of water around your furnace, it could be a sign of trouble. During the summer when running your air conditioner, it could be just water condensation. But if you see a leak while running the heating furnace, that could mean a big problem.

But of course, the best way to keep your system in peak running condition is to schedule regular maintenance check-ups with Action Air. Our technicians have a list of 15 checkpoints to keep your furnace running at peak performance.

If you’re ready for a thorough preventative maintenance check-up, schedule your appointment today. And as always, when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.

Are You Noticing Strange Smells From Your HVAC System?

Posted on: November 13th, 2019 by tcg_admin No Comments

As most of us are turning on our furnace for the first time this season, Action Air explains what you might be smelling.

Burning Smell?

When you turn on your furnace at the start of the season you might smell a slight burning smell. This is normal. This is dust that has been accumulating over the summer and is burning away as your unit heats up.

Rotten Eggs?

If you detect a smell that a bit sour, you may have a severe problem. That smell can indicate a failed heat exchanger, especially if you have a high-efficiency furnace. This is a serious problem since a lousy heat exchanger can pump unsafe levels of dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas into your home. Contact Action Air immediately to check it out.

Now is an excellent time to remind you about your Carbon Monoxide detector. Check the batteries if you have one. If you don’t have one – get one!

Burning Plastic?

If your furnace smells like a burning plastic, shut off the furnace and call Action Air immediately. That odor means electrical components or wires are getting scorched because of a short or some other malfunction. It could mean a failing fan motor.

But of course, the best way to keep your system in peak running condition is to schedule regular maintenance check-ups with Action Air.

If you’re ready for a thorough preventative maintenance check-up, schedule your appointment today. And as always, when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.

Halloween Decorations Can Be Hazardous to Your HVAC

Posted on: October 14th, 2019 by tcg_admin No Comments

Halloween decorations are fun but Action Air wants to warn you about some of the hazards that can happen to your system.

Blocked Vents

Be aware of the placement of decorations. Don’t block the flow of air from air ducts or return vent.

Spider Webs

Those fake spider webs are great for spooky effects but beware of loose fibers getting circulated through your HVAC system. These can clog up your filters and negatively impact your air quality.

Outdoor Decorations

Large outdoor decorations like those big blow-up pumpkins look great. Just make sure they are at least 4 – 6 feet away from your outdoor unit.

Fog Machines & Candles

Fog machines are really cool for scary ambiance but their “fog juice” could clog up filters. Even candles emit soot, so use candles sparingly.

Energy Draining

With Halloween parties, the added heat source from candles, not to mention the extra people in your house, this could mean having to run your air conditioner even in the fall. And how about the extra wattage used for the outdoor decorations? Keep in mind that on the night of trick or treating, your front door will constantly be opening and closing, letting warm air out causing your unit to work overtime.

Here are some suggestions for having a not-so-scary Halloween

If you’re ready for a thorough preventative maintenance check-up, schedule your appointment today. And as always, when you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.

Source:
https://www.airassurance.com/blog/2018/10/16/how-fog-machines-and-halloween-decorations-affect-your-homeshvac-efficiency