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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How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 11, 2019

Air pollutants aren’t restricted to particles that can be found in industrial areas or crowded cities. Pollutants can be a concern to your indoor air quality. From irritants and allergens to gases that can be hazardous to your health, pollutants need to be reduced as much as possible in your living space. Let’s have a look at the ways you can reduce your exposure to indoor air pollutants. Reduce or Eliminate Cigarette Smoke Altogether Cigarette smoke has been proven to be hazardous to people who are exposed to it. However, second-hand smoke doesn’t only affect human health when it’s in...

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Warning Signs You Need an AC Replacement

July 21, 2019

You may be faced with an inefficient AC unit that is becoming expensive and bothersome to repair frequently. If you are trying to figure out whether it’s time for an AC replacement, consider the following signs. Warm Air Blowing If your AC unit is not producing enough cool air, your home will not feel cool during the summer months. Worse yet, you could feel warm air out of your vents. This means that the AC unit is totally not working. You could still be paying high electric bills for an AC unit that is not producing cool air. Funny Smells...

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3 Benefits of Water Softeners

July 10, 2019

The quality of the water we use greatly affects us and the appliances in our homes. That’s why many people are installing water softeners. These are three of the benefits you’ll see from adding water softeners to your residence. Greater Life Expectancy for Your Appliances A water softener removes a lot of the minerals in water before it leaves your taps. This means that minerals won’t build up in appliances such as your water heater, dishwasher and washing machine. These minerals can cause your appliances to break down faster. With a water softener, your devices will last longer. Your pipes...

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What Is a SEER Rating?

June 27, 2019

The seasonal energy efficiency ratio is a measure of efficiency for air conditioners, heat pumps, and other related products. It’s often referred to as a SEER rating. It was established and standardized by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. It’s still maintained by the AHRI, but the U.S. government established its own SEER standards through the Department of Energy. These standards affect what companies can and can’t sell. For instance, the DOE has mandated 14 as the minimum SEER rating for AC units and heat pumps sold in the southeastern United States. How Is SEER Measured? SEER is designed...

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