Air Conditioning Articles

SEER––What Does It Mean?

May 17, 2024
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SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This universal rating system helps you determine the efficiency of your Ohio air conditioning (AC) unit or heat pump. 

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

April 30, 2024
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You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make. The next step is finding the perfect make and model for your home needs. Our team at Knueve & Sons, Inc. is here to help match you with the right fit. We take pride in securing and installing the best products for Ohio homes and businesses. That way, you’ll be satisfied for years to come.

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 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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Summer Saving Tips for AC

August 22, 2023
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It’s summertime in Ohio. The team at Knueve & Sons Inc hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days.

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Ductless Maintenance

August 11, 2023
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Your mini splits are an important, beneficial part of your Ottawa home. That’s why you should take steps to protect your investment, so you enjoy its benefits for years to come.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

June 9, 2023
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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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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 19, 2023
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It’s about to heat up here in Ottawa. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Ohio summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

August 12, 2022
Blog Post: When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement? Photo: Technician setting up ventilation system indoors.

Our Knueve & Sons 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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Common AC Problems and Solutions

July 16, 2022
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When the weather gets really hot in Kalida, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Knueve & Sons wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

July 16, 2022
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When the temperature is high in Ohio, the last thing you need is more hot air. But on occasion, your air conditioner (AC) malfunctions and can turn your home into a stuffy inferno.

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Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know?

April 11, 2022
Air Conditioning Basics––Did You Know?

Since the dawn of mankind, people have been using some form of air conditioning to cool their homes. The first popularized technique was known as “evaporative cooling,” where water, ice, or snow is left out to evaporate, causing the temperature in the air to decrease.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

August 20, 2021
Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

Our professionals at Knueve & Sons have put together the following air conditioning glossary to give you a crash course in important definitions.

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

July 28, 2021
Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

Your air conditioner cannot eliminate mold once it starts to grow. However, a well-maintained AC system can act as a mold deterrent. That’s because it cools by converting excess moisture in the air to water, balancing the humidity in your home.

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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

June 3, 2021
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We at Knueve & Sons strive to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 19, 2021
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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.

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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 Findlay. 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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Is Your AC Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

March 31, 2021
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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. Knueve & Sons is proud to help you here in Kalida, OH, breathe easier.

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Know Your AC System

July 23, 2020
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Want to know all about your home’s air conditioning system? Our team wants you to know more about your system to help avoid future issues.

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

July 17, 2020
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Need a new AC system, but worried about the cost? Our team wants to help you with the application process while going over payment options.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 19, 2020
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When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Kalida home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Knueve & Sons 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. Here are some tips to consider.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

June 1, 2020
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Can you imagine a hot Kalida summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE),…

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Air Conditioner Repair in Leipsic, OH

May 15, 2020

With the Komfort Klub preference, service is always timely, quality of work is above average, and all issues are well communicated.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 15, 2020
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​An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Knueve & Sons, 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…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 22, 2019

Knueve & Sons wants you to have a reliable air conditioning system before, during, and after a storm. Here are some tips on helping you protect your air conditioner investment.

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What Is Inside an Air Conditioner?

July 9, 2019
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Understanding a bit of an air conditioner’s basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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What Does “SEER” Mean?

June 13, 2019
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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? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the ratio…

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

June 1, 2019
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An air conditioner turning on and off in quick successions , or “short cycling,” is a fairly common issue that may prove to be costly if left unchecked…

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

May 17, 2019
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Air conditioners do so much more than just cool your Findlay home! Understanding its basic components & how they work can help you identify future issues…

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FAQs About the New AC Regulations

April 30, 2019
HVAC technicians in Kalida

If your air conditioner uses R-22 refrigerant, problems will arise when your system needs recharging. By 2020, R-22 can no longer be produced or imported…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

April 18, 2019
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Whether you’re looking to weather the warmer seasons in Kalida, or looking to boost the value of your home, selecting the right A/C system is crucial…

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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. We’re in the business of keeping you cool & saving you money…

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need a Chemical Flush?

August 11, 2018
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A chemical flush, or chemical wash, is performed when the usual washing and cleaning of your air conditioner parts does not solve the problems you are facing with your unit.

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How to Choose Between Quotes for Your New Air Conditioner

July 18, 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?

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Why is My AC Freezing Up?

June 29, 2018
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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.

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Common Problems With Air Conditioning

June 13, 2018
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Air conditioning problems aren’t always predictable, but there are a few common problems that we see over and over again here in Kalida, Ohio.

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Why is My AC Making Noise?

May 24, 2018
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Your air conditioner is a piece of machinery with many moving parts and, like a car, it requires regular maintenance by experienced professionals to diagnose and treat problems.

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

May 14, 2018
Person's hand adjusting a wall mounted thermostat temperature

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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The Phaseout of R-22 and What it Means for You

April 18, 2018
Heating and air conditioning unit in back of a residence

R-22 is a colorless and odorless gas used in refrigeration processes. That means, depending on what you have in your home, it’s used in your central, mini-split, or window/room air conditioner, freezer, refrigerator, dehumidifier, and/or heat pump.

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Time for Your Spring Maintenance Appointment

March 13, 2018
Children Helping Parents With Household Chores In Kitchen. Time for spring maintenance in Kalida

The best time to schedule your system maintenance call is before something fails. Your heating and cooling equipment is too important to neglect, service yourself, or wait until something breaks.

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3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

April 24, 2017
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Knueve & Sons can help diagnose any AC problems you are having and let you know whether or not those problems mean that you need a new air conditioning unit.

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Heat Pump or AC: Which One is Right for You?

March 31, 2017

What is the difference between a heat pump and a traditional AC/furnace system? Find out in our latest post so you can prepare for the warmer months ahead.

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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

September 8, 2016

How often should I have my air conditioner serviced? An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently.

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