Air Conditioning

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Stout Heating & Air Conditioning is your #1 HVAC contractor in Salisbury, NC and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning are the qualified and professional crew for the job.

We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.

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Air Conditioning Basics

The four main components to your air conditioner are:

Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.

Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.

Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.

Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.

All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.

AC Facts

An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.

Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.

Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

At Stout Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 704-633-8095 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Installation in Salisbury, NC 28144

“Demonstrated professional knowledge and care while working my cottage. Provided supplemental overnight air conditioning while system was being installed. Cleaned up well. Very nice experience.”
- Connie H.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28147

“I can tell that Chad loves his job; and did a great job. He had nothing but praise for the company and his co-workers.”

- David L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28147

“Courteous and friendly.”

- David L.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28147

“Professional service.”

- David L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28146

“Called Anna and tech was dispatched that afternoon. Both Anna and tech were very good, credit to Mark’s business.”

- Bob T.

Air Conditioner Installation in Salisbury, NC 28144

“A big Thank You to the install team at Stout for the professional install of my new heating and air conditioning system. You guy’s did a great job! Thanks Chance, Sammy, Scott, William and Brett.”

- Gary M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Concord, NC 28027

“Jeremy has been to my house a few times for PM and repairs. He’s always wearing a smile and is enjoyable to talk to, explaining every step of what he’s trying to get done for you along the way. Keep up the great work, Jeremy, and thanks for everything, Stout Heating & Air team.”

- Danny P.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28144

“Richard Sunding’s work is always superb! He is a terrific communicator and technician who works hard and answers questions cheerfully. I am confident that my house will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, thanks to the Trane gas pack I purchased from Stout Heating & Air, carefully maintained by Richard! Much appreciation to all in the company!”

- Eliizabeth W.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Salisbury, NC 28144

“Installers were professional and worked quickly to replace our system.”

- Crystal J.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Lexington, NC 27295

“Jeremy has always provided exceptional service despite his bad attitude (just kidding!). Honestly he is the best technician you have dispatched to my property the entire time I have used your service. He is highly professional, knowledgeable and always willing to answer my questions and address my concerns. Please give him a $$ bonus for the incredible service and positive example he provides for your company!”

- Roy V.


Contact the experts at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning.

Call us at 704-633-8095!