Air Conditioning Articles

Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 7, 2021
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When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Greensboro home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Sutton Brothers 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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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

May 4, 2021
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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 this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

April 15, 2021
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It’s the first really hot day of summer in Greensboro when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 9, 2021
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If you can reduce that usage in Winston-Salem, you will be able to make a difference in our environment and save yourself some money as well. Take some of the following ideas from our professionals at Sutton Brothers to heart and make some money-saving resolutions today.

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Does SEER Save Money?

August 28, 2020
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Saving money is a hot topic for just about everyone, especially during these uncertain days surrounding COVID-19. Although we are all used to having reasonably comfortable temperatures in our homes, the energy we use in heating and cooling can be significant. Our team at Sutton Brothers wants to help you understand the ways that industry…

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How Do I Finance My New Air Conditioning System?

July 17, 2020
Young woman at desk typing on a calculator, How Do I Finance My New Air Conditioning System? | HVAC Purchasing

As we move into the heat of summer, some Kernersville homeowners may find they need to replace their air conditioning system. We know this can be a major expense, especially during these uncertain times. Our professional staff at Sutton Brothers wants to help you ensure a safe, comfortable home for your family as affordably as possible. Here are some tips on how to finance a new air conditioning system.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

July 9, 2020
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In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Kernersville home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly.  However,…

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Is It Normal for My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

June 11, 2020
Close up of ductless AC unit, Is It Normal for My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off? | Short Cycling

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 this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do? Don’t leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs,…

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Repair or Replace Your AC? 5 Factors to Help

May 12, 2020
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To repair or replace? Sometimes, the answer is not so obvious—especially if you are dealing with an expensive piece of equipment such as a central air conditioning (AC) unit.

Your comfort, health, and safety always matter most when addressing any part of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But other issues, starting with your household budget, also come into play.

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

February 28, 2020
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Does an air conditioner help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which both help in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s estimated there…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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