Air Conditioning Articles

Does an AC Kill Mold?

May 17, 2024
Does an AC Kill Mold? Employee hand in rubber protective glove with microfiber rag wiping blue table, wall or floor surface in room, bathroom, kitchen.

Your air conditioner (AC) can do several things––keep your North Carolina home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But one thing it can’t do is kill mold. 

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 30, 2024
When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner? Woman sitting in her home sweating in front of a fan trying to cool off.

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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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
Whole family are sitting on the front of the ventilators.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your AC and Summer Energy Bill

March 15, 2024

As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?  The US Department of Energy (DOE) says air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in North Carolina. At Stout Heating & Air Conditioning…

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

August 12, 2023
Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold? - Happy family cleans the room. Mother and daughter do the cleaning in the house. A young woman and a little child girl wiped the dust and vacuumed the floor.

Your air conditioner cannot eliminate mold once it starts to grow. However, a well-maintained AC system can act as a mold deterrent.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

July 14, 2023
Common AC Problems & Solutions. Woman sweating and trying to refresh at home

Our team at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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AC and Allergies

June 15, 2023
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Stout Heating & Air Conditioning has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 15, 2023
Image of technician fiddling with thermostat. Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

It’s about to heat up here in Salisbury. 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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Know Your Air Conditioning System

April 15, 2023
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Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them. Our team at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Rockwell.

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Summer Savings Tips for AC

July 14, 2022
Summer Savings Tips for AC. Woman enjoying summer in her home.

It’s summertime in North Carolina. The team at Stout Heating and Air Conditioning hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days.

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Video – Why Do I Need to Change My AC Filter?

June 30, 2022
Video - Why Do I Need to Change My AC Filter?

If you are not changing the filter in your AC system you risk overworking and damaging it, which may be costly.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

May 3, 2022
Does an AC Help With Allergies?

Does an air conditioner (AC) 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 are both helps in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America, so any and all help is welcomed.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 8, 2022
3 Telltale Signs It's Time for a New AC

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up. 

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

August 4, 2021

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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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 4, 2021
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When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Salisbury home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 7, 2021
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Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist, courtesy of our professionals at Stout Heating and Air Conditioning, to help keep your system in excellent working order.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 6, 2021
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If you can reduce that usage in Salisbury, 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 Stout Heating & Air Conditioning to heart and make some money-saving resolutions today.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 30, 2021
Bag of repairman's work tools on top of an air conditioner

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year.

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Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 31, 2020
ac unit blowing hot air

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Salisbury 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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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

July 15, 2020
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When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed.Our professionals at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to help you sort out the options and help you make a smart investment. In the meantime, here are some top purchasing mistakes to avoid while you are doing your research.

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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.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

May 28, 2020
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Many environmental issues also play a significant part in not only your air conditioner’s performance but contribute to potential problems you may face.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

May 15, 2020
Modern living room with black couch and ductless air conditioner on wall - rendering

Our team at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to be well-informed about your options, and those options include ductless air conditioning systems that can function as an air conditioner only or a heat source as well.

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