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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4 Ways to Help Lower Your Monthly Energy Bill

June 1, 2019

Have you noticed your monthly electrical bills creeping up each month? Have you had some jaw-dropping monthly bills? If so, you’re probably looking for ideas on how you can save money. Below, we’ll share four different ideas that can help you cut that monthly energy bill. 1. Inspect The Seal on Your Windows and Doors If your doors and windows aren’t properly sealed, hot or cold air can leak out of your home. This will make your HVAC system work harder and use more energy to keep your home at your desired temperature. To check for leaky windows, turn off...

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How to Check Your Home for Costly Air Leaks

April 20, 2019

If you want to maximize your home’s energy efficiency, it’s important to make sure it’s not leaking out air along with your hard-earned dollars. While drafts from underneath doors can be obvious, other leaks can be harder to find. In this discussion, we’ll explore a few simple ways in which you can find these gaps around your home. Visual Inspection The first step to locating possible air leaks is to conduct a thorough visual inspection both inside and outside your home. On the outside, you’ll want to be on the lookout for any gaps between windows and your home’s siding....

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Why Do You Need an AC Tune-Up Every Year?

April 1, 2019

Having an annual AC tune-up comes with many benefits, such as preventing high energy bills, having clean components and decreasing the need for future repairs. It’s highly recommended that all homeowners hire a cooling company to tune up their AC systems once or twice a year. You may have to replace the unit sooner than you’re supposed to if you don’t keep up with preventative maintenance. Prevent Energy Bills From Skyrocketing When you skip AC maintenance, your energy bills will be higher the following year once it’s time to turn on the air conditioning again. AC systems decrease in efficiency...

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Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

March 21, 2019

During the fall and winter seasons, your heating bill can increase significantly. Although you may not be able to go without your heater during the colder months of the year, there are still ways to lower your energy costs and save money. Here are a few ways to keep your costs to a minimum without compromising on your level of comfort. Adjust the Thermostat at Night At night, the furnace can be turned down because most people are warm in their beds. Some people even prefer a cooler nighttime temperature. After all, you can keep the chill away with extra...

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Putting the Community First

March 15, 2019

Here at , we believe that family is the foundation of a strong community. That’s why we’re committed to helping all the families in the Piedmont Triad reach their full potential. Through a collaboration with The Salvation Army, we’re embracing this mission and working on an improvement project that will benefit the families of Winston Salem, NC, and surrounding areas. Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Just 2 miles north of Uptown Winston Salem, The Salvation Army works tirelessly to serve those in need at the Center of Hope. More than 340 women and children can find a bed here each...

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