Air Conditioning Articles

Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

June 15, 2023
Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known. Outdoor AC Unit.

Air conditioners have come a long way since they were first invented. Present-day AC units use 30 to 50 percent less electricity to create the same amount of cooling as their 1970s predecessors, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Advances in the past 10 years have been significant. In fact, by switching out your decade-old AC, you could subtract 20 to 40 percent from your utility bill.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

May 15, 2023
Top Causes of AC Failure, Technician inspects Air Conditioning Unit.

It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. 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.

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

April 13, 2023
SEER- What Does It Mean? Energy efficiency dial set to moderate.

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This universal rating system helps you determine the efficiency of your North Carolina air conditioning (AC) unit or heat pump. 

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

March 15, 2023
Image of technician helping customer. Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

It’s about to heat up here in Wilmington. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the North Carolina summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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5 Common AC Problems

July 20, 2022
5 Common AC Problems. Window repair.

Albritton Heating & Air is always eager to educate our Leland area customers on heating and cooling home care.

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Summer Savings Tips for AC

June 27, 2022
Summer Saving Tips for AC. Woman in her home lounging on the beach.

There are many quick, easy ways to manage your energy use during the hottest time of the year. Albritton Heating & Air are your HVAC experts!

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Air Conditioning Basic-Did You Know?

May 2, 2022
Air Conditioning Basic-Did You Know?

Today’s air conditioner (AC) is based on a prototype invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier, an engineer from Buffalo, New York. Unlike earlier forms of cooling, Carrier’s model controlled the temperature by removing heat and humidity from the air. 

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 19, 2022
When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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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
young man electrician installer working on outdoor split-system AC at a client's home

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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