Air Conditioning Articles

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

August 6, 2021
HVAC heating and air conditioning units

As a homeowner here in Missouri, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances.

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Chemical Flush for Your Air Conditioner

July 6, 2021
hand cleaning ductless AC

A “chemical flush,” sometimes called a “chemical wash,” is a thorough cleansing technique for your air conditioner (AC).

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How to Save Money on AC This Summer in St. Louis

May 12, 2021
How to Save Money in St. Louis

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At AL-DON, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in St. Louis we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on your monthly energy…

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3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

April 23, 2021
Technicians working on an AC Unit St. Louis

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in St. Louis. 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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The Importance of AC Maintenance

March 21, 2021
AC Maintenance in Missouri

When the temperatures in Missouri head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and efficiently,…

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 21, 2020
Technician taking a cover plate off an air conditioner condenser.

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At AL-DON, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months.…

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

June 14, 2019
Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

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. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

May 29, 2019
Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

If you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you’re well aware of the many different models & capabilities. An AC unit is more than just an appliance…

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Cooling Tip!

May 14, 2019
Cooling tip

Read the latest cooling tip from AL-DON on how to save both money and energy this summer.

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What Does SEER Mean?

August 16, 2018
HVAC technician talking to a customer about her AC's SEER

When it comes to your air conditioner, a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER?

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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 30, 2018
frozen air conditioning 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.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

July 27, 2018
Sweating Asian girl cooling herself with big fan

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.

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Why is My AC Making Noise?

June 21, 2018
Young caucasian woman with black hair sleeps pressing pillows to her ears and head. I do not want to wake up early, lack of sleep, too lazy to get out of bed, do not bother me, leave me alone.

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 unusual noise that your unit is making?

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Dog Days of Summer With no Air Conditioning

June 15, 2018
Shadow the dog laying by the air vent.

Don’t be like Shadow and get caught in the Dog Days of Summer with no Air Conditioning. Save $42.00 off the regular price of a safety inspection.

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What is the R22 Phaseout?

May 18, 2018
Close up view on HVAC units (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). 3D rendered illustration.

The phaseout calls for zero manufacturing of R22 in the year 2020 and a very large cut in production in the years leading up to 2020. As we near this mark, production has been scaled back tremendously.

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R22 Refrigerant is on its Way Out

April 4, 2018
Heating and air conditioning unit in back of a residence. R22 refrigerant is on its way out.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Montreal Protocol and Clean Air Act has cut the amount of R22 refrigerant that can be produced, eventually leading to an end in production all together. That Time is Here There is partial production this year, half of this years’ production next year, and no production in 2020. We have been…

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Simple Steps to Reduce Your Family’s Impact on the Environment

January 4, 2018
Front view of a child hand holding a damaged toy globe against a blue sky, shallow depth of field

The professionals at AL-DON “Indoor Air Quality Specialists” are always ready to help with all of your heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune Up?

July 24, 2017
hvac technician in st. louis

It can be difficult to spend money when you don’t really feel an an imminent need to do so. You’ve been replacing the filter, and your system is running fine, right? Let’s keep it that way. A maintenance call now can prevent a costly repair or replacement, especially in the heat of summer. Having your…

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How to Battle Heat Gain in Your St. Louis Home this Summer

July 7, 2017
Summer picnic in st. louis

One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build up, or heat gain, in your St. Louis home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are…

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Your Split System Replacement in St. Louis

June 27, 2017
Split System in St. Louis

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 St. Louis home. They need to work together in unison to be as efficient as possible. In most cases your furnace and air conditioner are installed together and work…

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