Air Conditioning Articles

How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

September 7, 2021
Central air conditioner in Wilmington, NC

Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs. 

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

August 23, 2021
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Our Albritton Heating & Air team can help you learn more about current split-system models as well as help you evaluate whether your current system requires repair or replacement.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

August 3, 2021
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If your air conditioner is producing an unusual sound, that could mean trouble. So instead of risking injury to you or your system by poking around the unit yourself, play it safe and call a professional to come inspect it for you.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

July 20, 2021
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The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in North Carolina. At Albritton Heating & Air, we take energy efficiency seriously. We understand sometimes high energy bills are unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

July 6, 2021
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When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER?

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 22, 2021
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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 Wilmington home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly.

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

June 3, 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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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

May 19, 2021
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Properly maintaining your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the difference between your air conditioner helping with those allergies and it aggravating them. Albritton Heating & Air specializes in air conditioners. Contact us with any questions you may have or assistance you may need.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

May 5, 2021
Air Conditioning Maintenance Technician spraying chemical water onto air conditioner grid to clean in Wilmington, NC

Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year with Albritton Heating & Air.

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Be an Informed Consumer By Learning Air Conditioning Lingo

August 18, 2020
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The air conditioning system in your Wrightsville Beach, NC home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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