Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

What Is the Difference Between Freon and Puron?

Monday, May 17th, 2021

The words Freon and Puron cause confusion for people who aren’t in the HVAC industry. They probably know they’re refrigerants, but that’s it. They may not know which type is in their air conditioning system and if it matters which one is in there. 

For the most part, if you’re a homeowner it isn’t essential that you know the details about refrigerant types (called blends). Handling refrigerant is a job that only professionals licensed to work with air conditioning and other refrigeration equipment can do. However, there are a few facts about refrigerant (in particular, what Freon is) that are important to know if you have an older AC. 

Below, we’ll go into the difference between Freon and Puron, as well as clear up a common misunderstanding about Freon.

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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Staying cool is a top priority for people during the boiling summer months. For most of us, that means getting our air conditioning systems into top condition and staying out of the sun as much as possible. You aren’t the only one that has to deal with the hot weather during the summer, though. Your pets also have to deal with high temperatures. For the sake of your pet’s health and comfort, you should follow our tips for keeping them cool this summer.

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Do I Need a New AC?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-moneyIf you are careful about scheduling prompt repairs and maintenance, you can get quite a few years of quality service out of your air conditioner. At some point, though, even the best-maintained air conditioners need to be replaced. If your air conditioner isn’t able to get you through this summer, it’s highly recommended that you replace it now. You really don’t want to suddenly have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. Be on the lookout for the following signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life, so that you can replace it in time for summer.

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What Various Air Conditioning Noises Mean

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

If you’ve had your air conditioner for a summer or two, you probably know what noises it’s supposed to make while it’s operating. What does it mean when your air conditioner starts making some very unusual noises, though? That entirely depends on the noises you’re hearing. It’s best to call for a professional any time you hear an unusual noise coming from your air conditioner. While you’re waiting for them to arrive, though, here are a few possible causes of weird air conditioner noises.

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Air Conditioner Short-Cycling: What You Need to Know

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Have you ever noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you may have a short-cycling problem. Short-cycling is a very serious threat to the health of an air conditioner, decreasing its effectiveness dramatically and increasing the chance of a breakdown. In order to address air conditioner short-cycling, you should first understand what causes it. Let’s take a look at why short-cycling happens, and how to address it.

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Reasons Why Your AC Output is Dropping

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Summer is here, and that means your air conditioner is probably working a lot more than it does during other times of the year. That increased stress of operating on an almost daily basis tends to bring out problems that otherwise would lie dormant. One of the most common symptoms that your air conditioner is experiencing one of these problems is the loss of output. If your air conditioner isn’t blowing as much cool air as it should, read on to find out why.

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Why is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

As the days warm up, you’re going to start using your air conditioner more and more often. You may notice ice forming on your unit at some point during the summer. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing? Unfortunately, ice on your air conditioner is invariably bad. Let’s take a look at what causes your air conditioner to ice over, and what can happen if the ice is not removed quickly.

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The Vital Role Refrigerant Plays in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Most people aren’t aware of how their air conditioner works, and strictly speaking, they don’t need to be. The more you know about your air conditioner, however, the better prepared you’ll be to address any problems that might afflict it. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most important parts of your air conditioning system: the refrigerant.

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Air Conditioner Parts: The Compressor

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The most interaction that most homeowners tend to have with their air conditioners is when they adjust the temperature on the thermostat. While this isn’t a bad thing (that’s what the thermostat is there for, after all) it often means that homeowners are unaware of how their air conditioners actually work. Having even a rudimentary knowledge of how your air conditioner operates can be a great help in recognizing when it’s experiencing a problem. With that in mind, let’s examine one of the most important parts of the air conditioner: the compressor.

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How Can I Tell When to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Summer is coming, and now is the time to ensure that your air conditioning system is ready for the approaching heat. If your air conditioner doesn’t look like it’s going to make it through another summer, you’re going to want to replace it now, before the days start heating up. Can’t tell whether your air conditioner needs replacing or not? No problem. Read through our list to determine whether or not you need a new air conditioner.

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