What Should You Never Put Into a Garbage Disposal?

January 12, 2020

Your garbage disposal is great at keeping your food waste separate from your trash. It reduces smells in your kitchen and can even help protect the environment. With less plastic trash bags used per week, you’ll be reducing plastic waste on earth just a little bit. With fewer food scraps clogging your drain, you’ll have less buildup and corrosion in your pipes that can cause leaks and pipe bursts. But there are ways to ensure that your garbage disposal lasts a long time. One way is to simply avoid putting things down the garbage disposal. Below are the top eight...

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3 Common Water Heater Problems

December 19, 2019

A common nightmare of many homeowners is that their hot water heater breaks and needs to be replaced or repaired. Some problems are worse than others. In some cases, your hot water heater can be repaired with an easy fix. Here are three common problems. 1. Scalding Hot Water Your hot water heater can be heating the water to the point where it is scalding hot. This is extremely dangerous for obvious reasons. Your hot water heater will come preset at a certain temperature, but the thermostat may not be working properly. Some hot water heater thermostats do not have...

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When to Consider a New Furnace Installation

December 9, 2019

Your furnace worked fine for many years, but now you’re experiencing troubles. Often, a minor repair can get things back to normal, but not always. Depending on the heater’s condition, it may need retiring. Homeowners should realize there are some instances when a complete furnace installation is unavoidable. It’s One Repair After Another Back-to-back problems happen, but shouldn’t they be rare? If you keep experiencing troubles with your furnace, then the furnace may not be worth keeping. The system may suffer from so much excess wear and tear that it is showing signs of total failure. A brand-new heater isn’t...

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 21, 2019

If the gas, oil, or electric furnace in your home needs a replacement soon, you’ll probably know it through several signs. Below are just five of the most common, and while each of them on its own may not point to an irreversible problem, a combination of two or three of them most likely will. 1. An Aged Furnace Furnaces in most homes can last up to 20 years, assuming that they are regularly maintained. If your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan, then you’ll want to prepare for a replacement. At Sutton Brothers Repair & Service, we...

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for the Colder Months

November 11, 2019

Homeowners don’t usually notice a problem with their plumbing system until after something goes wrong. With minor problems, you’re simply inconvenienced. But when a pipe bursts, something not out of the ordinary during the winter, expect massive damage resulting in major repair and restoration costs. Rather than see this occur, take time to prepare for the cold season and preserve your plumbing system. Checking Out the Pipes and Drains If your pipes haven’t undergone an inspection in many years, it won’t hurt to have things checked out. Likely, there’s a fixture that could use an upgrading or some other minor...

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Why Air Filters are Important for Your Heating System

October 10, 2019

Sutton Brothers Service & Repair understands that clean air filters can increase the efficiency of your heating system and improve the cleanliness of the air in your home. Bacteria, pet dander, and dust can become airborne in your home and cause a variety of issues. Allergens can make asthma worse and create health problems if not removed from indoor air. Clean Heaters The interior components of your heating system need to stay clean in order to function effectively. An air filter can remove dust and other particulates from the air before it enters the heater. This will help keep the...

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Early Fall Issues Your HVAC System Might Encounter

October 1, 2019

The early fall is generally a time during which the weather transitions from hot and dry to cool and rainy. These changing weather conditions could have an impact on your HVAC system in several ways. Air Filters Can Become Clogged It isn’t uncommon for pollen, dirt and other debris to be more prevalent during the summer months. Therefore, it may not take as much time for a furnace’s air filter to become clogged or otherwise not function at its peak capacity. If airborne particles and pollutants aren’t taken out of the air, they could cause the furnace to work harder...

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Signing an HVAC Contract? What You Need to Know Before Agreeing to Services

September 16, 2019

HVAC systems are expensive, but with regular maintenance, they can last for up to 20 years. Regular maintenance can also help your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems function most efficiently. This will save you money on your monthly utility bills. Signing a preventative maintenance contract with an HVAC contractor may be the easiest way to handle the maintenance needs for your heating and cooling systems. There are some things you should consider, though, before you sign on the dotted line. Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor Never choose an HVAC contractor on the basis of the contractor’s website. The most...

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Is Air Conditioning Healthy?

September 6, 2019

Air conditioning units are commonplace in homes across the U.S. these days. They help keep indoor temperatures comfortable during the summer when you live in a place like Kernersville, NC, where the climate is hot and humid. They can also improve the quality of the air inside your home or place of business. These things can help you stay healthier during the warm months. If AC systems aren’t properly maintained, however, they can contribute to health problems. That’s why it’s important to partner with a trustworthy HVAC contractor like Sutton Brothers Service & Repair who can provide the necessary maintenance...

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Benefits of Financing Your New Cooling System

August 21, 2019

At Sutton Brothers Service & Repair, we know how much the homes in the Piedmont Triad depend on a good air conditioning system. The North Carolina summers can get hot and humid. With a well-maintained system, your house will stay cool and comfortable. However, a new cooling system is a serious financial investment, one that may tempt you to struggle with an aging system through another season of repairs and inconsistent cooling. To soften the financial blow of a new air conditioner, Sutton Brothers Service & Repair offers financing to our customers with approved credit. Financing a new system has...

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