Air Conditioning Articles

Understanding Your Air Conditioner

April 19, 2024
Understanding your AC. VAC heating and air conditioning residential units or heat pumps.

Your air conditioner lives in your home full time—why not get acquainted with it?

By learning a bit about your AC’s components and functions, you’ll have an easier time caring for it. Problems will be easier to identify and communicate to one of our AAA Air Control specialists.

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When to Schedule a Chemical Flush

March 15, 2024
When to Schedule a Chemical Flush. Man with cylinder and air conditioning unit.

Does your air conditioner (AC) need a deep cleansing? Your HVAC specialist can perform a chemical flush.

If standard scrubbing or rinsing isn’t doing the trick, a chemical wash may be necessary.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Freeze Up?

July 24, 2023
Air conditioner units in Marble Falls, TX, backyard. AAA Air Control blog image.

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

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4 AC Noises You Need to Know

May 15, 2023
Pregnant woman sleeping comfortably now that her ac isn't making noises. AAA Air Control blog image.

Very few central air conditioners (AC) are whisper-silent. A certain amount of noise coming from your ductwork is not uncommon. It is normal to hear the blowers spinning, among other parts of the cooling process.

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Can I Improve My Air Conditioner Efficiency?

April 24, 2023
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When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win. Not only will your electric bills in Texas be cheaper––your AC system will last longer.

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Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know?

August 5, 2022
Blog Title: Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know? Photo: Line up of two AC units outside surrounded by a cedar wood fence

Ready to upgrade your HVAC equipment? Call AAA Air Control today. Located in Marble Falls, we’re pleased to install the best home comfort technology available for our Texas neighbors.

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Summer Savings Tips for AC

June 27, 2022
Blog Title: Summer Savings Tips for AC Photo of Red flowers in window box

It’s summertime in Texas. The team at AAA Air Control 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 ac provides. 

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 13, 2022
Blog Title: Heat Gain Prevention Tips Photo: Man in a blue shirt does window insulation

Our team at AAA Air Control wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

May 31, 2022
Blog Title: Top Causes of AC Failure Blog Photo: Home Air Conditioner Condenser coil sitting in front of brick wall

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. Call us at AAA Air Control to learn about what we can do for you!

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AC and Allergies

May 9, 2022
AC and Allergies

AAA Air Control has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle. Make your home a sanctuary—spend less time restocking your tissues and more time doing what you love

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FAQs About the New AC Regulations

April 26, 2022
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Since our AAA Air Control professionals are getting asked these questions more frequently from Texas homeowners, we thought sharing them and their answers may be beneficial to you.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

March 14, 2022
Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

Our professionals at AAA Air Control understand that line of thinking but want to be sure you realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

January 18, 2022
Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?

When it comes to staying warm during the cold winter months, folks in Marble Falls love their heat pumps. Fast, reliable, and cost effective to use, heat pumps are a popular choice in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.

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What Is a Ductless AC?

September 15, 2021
Modern living room with sofa and ductless air conditioner - 3d rendering

Ductless air conditioning (AC) systems can be the perfect answer for that room which is never quite cool enough or for that new addition you are building. It’s a low-maintenance and affordable option to upgrading to a newer air conditioning unit when more cooling is needed inside your Marble Falls home. 

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Know Your Air Conditioning System

July 26, 2021
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Our team at AAA Air Control 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 Marble Falls.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your Air Conditioner

July 13, 2021
How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

Many environmental issues also play a significant part in not only your air conditioner’s performance but contribute to potential problems you may face. Our team of experts at AAA Air Control wants to help increase your awareness of some of these environmental factors.

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When Is It Time for a Split-System Air Conditioner Replacement?

June 7, 2021
young man electrician installer working on a split-system air conditioning unit at a client's home in Marble Falls

Our AAA Air Control team can help you learn more about current split-system models as well as help you evaluate whether your current system requires repair or replacement.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

May 12, 2021
Woman is checking to see if the central air conditioner is cooling. She is holding the remote to the air conditioner and raised her hand to check temperature in her Marble Falls

Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

April 23, 2021
does ac kill mold

If you find mold exists somewhere in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, particularly in your air conditioner or ductwork, call AAA Air Control for assistance. 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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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 14, 2021
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Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist, courtesy of our professionals at AAA Air Control, to help keep your system in excellent working order.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

August 21, 2020
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The air conditioning system in your Burnet 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 Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

July 15, 2020
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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.Our professionals at AAA Air Control would be happy to help you sort out the options and help you make a smart investment. In the meantime, here are some top purchasing mistakes to avoid while you are doing your research.

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How Can I Afford a New AC System?

June 23, 2020
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At , we offer financing options with quick approvals! Whether you need to replace a costly part or want to purchase a new product, schedule an appointment with our finance team to see how we can help you.

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Single-Stage and Variable-Speed Air Conditioners

May 28, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Marble Falls home.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

October 4, 2019
Air conditioner compressor outside of a hom. 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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The Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

August 28, 2019
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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 herein the U.S.

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Central Air Conditioner Basics

August 8, 2019
Horizontal front view of a white central air conditioner behind a decorative garden wall of green leaves.

AAA Air Control would like to pass on this basic information about typical central air conditioners.

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What Is a Split-System AC?

June 24, 2019
Young male technician installing air conditioner unit.

In a split-system air conditioner there are outdoor and indoor parts that have to work together like a team to achieve the right temperature for your home.

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Is It Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

June 11, 2019
Woman and girl reading together on the floor of a comfortable home.

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC.

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

May 29, 2019
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Clogged air filters are the bane of an air conditioner’s existence and can cause all sorts of problems for the unit.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 14, 2019
Close up of a puppy and a baby sleeping in Marble Falls

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.

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Air Conditioner Problems

August 27, 2018

In the hot Marble Falls weather, we can run our air conditioning units pretty much around the clock. Along with regular maintenance and inspections, here are some tips to help with common AC-related problems: When windows and doors throughout the home are open, it allows warm, humid air inside. Make sure that windows and doors…

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3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

July 31, 2018
Young woman is adjusting her thermostat via her cell phone in Burnet

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Marble Falls. 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 if you need a replacement? Age How old…

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Did You Know These 4 Things About Your AC?

July 30, 2018

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 AAA Air Control, 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…

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

June 28, 2018

At AAA Air Control, 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…

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Air Handler Maintenance

June 14, 2018

Just like anything else you own, regular maintenance of the object is a necessity, and especially when it comes to your HVAC system. All the air in your house goes through your air handler and keeping it in tip-top shape only has benefits for you and your home. Regularly scheduled maintenance on your air handler…

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Air Conditioning Maintenance in Llano, TX 78643

June 4, 2018

John came out on a Sunday to check our AC. He was very professional and thorough. John explained everything and explained our best options for repair. Great job, great company.

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When Do I Need a New AC Unit?

May 16, 2018

3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Marble Falls, TX. 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…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

April 15, 2018

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

February 27, 2018

If your air conditioner is making a noise that is unusual or harsh and you are in Marble Falls, TX, call us today at 512-755-7072 or schedule service online.

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Time to Schedule Your Spring Maintenance

February 16, 2018

Your air conditioner is too important to neglect, service yourself or wait until something breaks. Call AAA Air Control today.

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get for Home and Office

January 30, 2018

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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Air Conditioning Repair in Austin, TX 78722

December 28, 2017

“Very professional and reasonably priced. On time and responsive. Very clear about pricing and costs.” – Mike E

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Air Conditioning Repair in Jonestown, TX 78645

September 20, 2017

“Our fan quit working, so they replaced it. The next day it stopped working. They quickly came back and determined the new fan had a defect. They replaced it and AC is now working great!” – April C

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

August 18, 2017
Woman trying to sleep in her bed with a pillow over her ears because her HVAC systems are so loud.

If the noise your air conditioner is making is unusual or is different from its regular hum, there are a few things to consider. How would you describe the noise your AC is making?

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Does My AC Help With Allergies?

August 1, 2017
Beautiful woman blowing her nose because it is allergy season in Marble Falls

It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Does your air conditioner help combat those allergies?

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Why is my AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 12, 2017
A blonde woman waring a blue and white flannel sitting in front of a fan extremely uncomfortable because her air conditioner is blowing hot air.

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 Austin.

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Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner

July 3, 2017
Air conditioning unit hooked up outside a beautiful house in Marble Falls

What is the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner? Read more from AAA Air Control to find out.

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Benefits of a Ductless System

June 15, 2017
Ductless mini split in Marble Falls

Ductless Systems are a low-maintenance and affordable option to upgrading to a newer AC unit when more cooling is needed inside your home. Read more to find out why.

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

June 6, 2017
Couple staring at their computer reading about their air conditioner.

At AAA Air Control, 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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What is a Heat Pump?

May 15, 2017
Portrait of a young family with two little boys

There are many different names and types of heat pumps but they can all be categorized as one of three different types: air source, water source, or geothermal. Continue reading for more information and for help choosing the best heat pump for your home.

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How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Energy Bill

May 1, 2017
Woman counting coins in her hand saving up for a new heat pump in Horseshoe Bay

Advice on cutting air conditioning & energy costs as well as tips on how to use your air conditioner less, as well as tips on how to stay cool and use your air conditioner less.

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The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

February 28, 2017
Happy HVAC technician explaining air conditioner basics to the homeowner in Burnet

Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and efficiently, so does your air conditioner. Keeping current on its upkeep helps to ensure its efficiency, dependability, and longevity.

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