Air Conditioning 101

The need for air conditioning in Murfreesboro and the surrounding environs has developed into a basic requirement for homes, businesses, and other buildings where we humans spend our time. Tennessee is hot and humid several months of the year and economical, dependable, and efficiently working air conditioning systems provide us with relief from the less comfortable components of our local climate.

When those air conditioning systems wear out, break down, or aren’t operating at peak efficiency, homeowners might find that it helps to have a basic understanding of how air conditioners work when discussing their options with the service provider. At Gifford, our air conditioning service technicians are trained to explain what is wrong in terms the layman can understand so that our customers can make informed replace or repair decisions.

Here are a few of the basics that will help to know if you are experiencing a deterioration in the performance of your air conditioning system:

  • In a central air conditioning system the condenser is typically located just outside of the building on its own concrete or brick pedestal. The condenser turns vapor refrigerant to liquid refrigerant and eject the resulting heat into the surrounding outside air.
  • The other main component, the evaporator, will be found in the plenum of your furnace. Your furnace fan blows warm air from inside the house through the evaporator to cool the air and send it back throughout the house via the ductwork.
  • Both of these units are sealed and should only be worked on by a trained and licensed service professional.

While there are few actual repairs that a homeowner can make to their air conditioner, there are things you can do to make sure you are enjoying maximum efficiency and economical operation of your AC unit:

  1. Make it a point to schedule an appointment to have your air conditioning system checked out on an annual basis. This can go a long way towards avoiding potentially costly unplanned breakdowns. You can schedule an appointment with us either by calling or contacting us at
  2. Make sure that your condenser is free of debris such as weeds or trash that can obstruct the flow of air through the unit.
  3. Your air conditioner uses the air distribution system of the furnace to deliver cooled air throughout the house. Ductwork that is dirty or has obstructions in it can decrease the efficiency of your entire AC system.

While annual checkups and maintenance will avert a lot of problems, if you do suffer an AC breakdown during one of those hot, sticky days, you can count on the professionals at Gifford  to respond quickly with an analysis of the problem and an accurate cost estimate to get you back in the “cool” again as soon as is possible. In and around Murfreesboro, air conditioning service, repair or installations require only one name to remember – Gifford’s HVAC Solutions.

If you think it’s time to replace your air conditioner, and you want a hassle-free, no-pressure experience, you can count on us. There’s a good reason we’ve earned a reputation as a Murfreesboro air conditioning company that people trust. We’re committed to helping you identify the best options for your home, and giving you the information you need to make an informed decision with confidence.

Why Murfreesboro Home Owners Trust Gifford’s HVAC Solutions for Air Conditioning 101

  • We Offer Straight Forward Pricing. No Fine Print and No Hidden Charges.
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Peace of Mind Knowing You Can Trust Us To Take Care of You.
  • No-Pressure. We Treat You Like We’d Like To Be Treated.
  • Our People. You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised By Our Courteous, Professional Service
  • Financing Options. We Offer Easy Flexible Financing Options For Everyone.

Qualified & Professional Furnace Replacement & Installation Experts in Murfreesboro

We invest in our people so you can count on a stress-free experience from start to finish. We only hire courteous, professional HVAC technicians who take great pride in their work. We give them the resources they need to constantly improve their knowledge and skills so our customers always receive professional service.

Every member of our team has to pass extensive background checks, as well as random drug testing so you can have confidence that we’re serious about protecting you and your family.