Air Conditioning Articles

How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 30, 2021
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We want you to have a reliable AC before, during, and after a storm. Use these tips to help protect your home’s investment.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

July 16, 2021
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Is your home’s AC turning on and off in quick successions? Here are several common causes of this issue and what you can do.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

May 28, 2021
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Understanding a bit of your air conditioner’s components and how they work can help you identify a problem when it occurs.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

May 14, 2021
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Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes. It filters your home’s air and controls humidity, which reduce allergens.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

March 31, 2021
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Scott Brothers Heating & Air want to be sure you realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system. In many cases, a small, short-run investment can save time, money, stress, and hassle down the road.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

March 16, 2021
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You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and one that our professionals at Scott Brothers Heating and Air want to prevent.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

August 31, 2020
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At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we pride ourselves in being great matchmakers. We want to set you up with an air conditioner (AC) that’s right for your home. For your convenience, we created a list of things to remember when purchasing an air conditioner. We hope that with our help, you’ll find an air…

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Air Conditioning Basics—Did You Know?

July 19, 2020
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Since the dawn of mankind, people have been using some form of air conditioning to cool their homes. The first popularized technique was known as “evaporative cooling,” where water, ice, or snow is left out to evaporate, causing the temperature in the air to decrease. An American engineer named Willis Carrier built the first electrical…

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Do I Need to Chemical Wash the Condenser on My Air Conditioner?

July 9, 2020
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The answer to this question is it depends. For some air conditioners, our Scott Brothers Heating & Air professionals recommend it. For others, we might not. Take a minute to read a little more about the process and give one of our experienced team members a call here in Boone, NC to discuss if this…

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How Can I Afford a New AC System?

June 23, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our North Carolina customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can. We can certainly understand…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 15, 2020
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we understand that depending on your air…

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Single-Stage and Variable-Speed Air Conditioners

May 15, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Jefferson home. The International Energy Agency predicts the number of air conditioners worldwide will increase from 1.6 billion units today to 5.6 billion units by 2050. No matter what else is going on in…

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 28, 2020
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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea. According to the US Department of…

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Air Conditioning Noise Concerns

August 27, 2019
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It’s perfectly normal for an air conditioner (AC) to make some noise and isn’t necessarily the sign of a broken unit. You should also keep in mind that if your unit is older, it’s likely to be louder than a newer one. If the regular noise level is unbearable, feel free to talk to one…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

August 2, 2019
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When the weather gets really hot in Fleetwood, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Scott Brothers Heating & Air wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can…

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Air Conditioner Components

July 29, 2019
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Aside from the professionals, like ours at Scott Brothers Heating & Air, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Fleetwood, North Carolina, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much…

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Consider a Ductless AC System

July 16, 2019
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When you think of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, you probably think of the furnace and air conditioner (AC) equipment inside, an air conditioner component outside, and a network of ducts running throughout your Fleetwood home. Although many HVAC systems are designed that way, there are other alternatives. Our team at Scott Brothers…

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The More You Know About Your AC

May 30, 2019

HVAC systems are much like cars—the more you know, the better you can take care of them. AC units and furnaces often get overlooked in general home maintenance since they are mostly out of sight and run behind the scenes. Let’s look at a few things about your AC unit that you may not know,…

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Does My AC Help With Seasonal Allergies?

May 8, 2019
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Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Scott Brothers is proud to help you here in Fleetwood, NC, breathe easier. How…

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

April 22, 2019
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At Scott Brothers Heating and Air, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from growing.…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

April 18, 2019
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If you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you’re well aware of the many different models and capabilities. An A/C unit is more than just an appliance — it’s an investment. Whether you’re looking to weather the warmer seasons in Jefferson, NC, with more comfort or looking to boost the value of your home,…

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The Importance of AC Maintenance

March 31, 2019
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When the temperatures in Fleetwood, NC, head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner (AC) to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 26, 2018
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A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 29, 2018
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Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect…

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Common Air Conditioning Problems

June 12, 2018
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Air conditioning problems aren’t always predictable, but there are a few common problems that we see over and over again here in Fleetwood, NC. Recognizing what they are might help you to fix the problem, or might simply help you understand what your HVAC technician is referring to when they provide solutions. Open Windows One…

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What Size AC Should I Have in My Home?

May 24, 2018
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Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space quickly and then…

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3 Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

May 14, 2018
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Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Fleetwood, NC. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement? 1. Age How…

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Air Conditioning Unit vs. Heat Pump

March 30, 2018
Family arm wresting over air conditioning unit vs. heat pump.

Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system. What is the Difference Between a Heat Pump and an Air Conditioner? In warm weather, the function of an…

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How Does Air Conditioning Work?

August 1, 2017
Air conditioning unit next to a house in Boone

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that AC units account for almost 20 percent of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Scott Brothers Heating & Air, we believe that knowledge is power: The more you know about the appliances you are using, the more effectively…

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Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 21, 2017
AC is blowing hot air in Boone

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Boone. We want to keep you cool at Scott Brothers, so here are a few simple things that you can check…

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