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?

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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.

SEER
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 Repair in Gold Hill, NC 28071

“Stout Heating and Air is a top rated company and well deserves it!! All the techs that have come out for a problem we were having, have been knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and genuinely cared about the work they preformed. I could not recommend a better company!”
- David T.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28144

“The service appointment was done in the time frame which Lori outlined to me when I called to request service on our a/c unit. Drew arrived shortly after his notification and was polite and courteous. He inspected the unit, diagnosed the problem and performed the repair in a timely manner.”

- Glenn P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28146

“Good service and repair. We also had Brett Graham come out at the same time to inspect out complete A/C and give us a quote on a new system and he went over everything with us including the breakdown of payment if we financed. I am impressed with the technicians, especially Brett, the after hours technician and the office staff. We’ll be going with a new system since this one hasn’t been right since our house was built 11 years ago. We will be going with Stout for the purchase and installation of the new unit. Thank you Stout for great customer service.”

- Joann R.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28144

“Awesome service!!!”

- Joyce R.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Woodleaf, NC 27054

“very professional our entire home is cold they replaced, inside unit…outside unit…duct under house…had to modify the inside area for heat box, my wife and I are very pleased job well done”

- jimmy m.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Kannapolis, NC 28081

“Jeremy and Ryan have been great with any issue we have had with our AC system! We really appreciate the quick response they've had to anything that we have needed. Our system was a mess before they came and fixed it and we are so thankful for all the hard work they've done!”

- Sarah W.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28146

“Great guy. Very pleasant and explained problem. Lucky to have him as an employee.”

- Vickie M.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Salisbury, NC 28144

“Excellent service. Very happy with the results. Wonderful crew. Thanks to all who worked so hard.”

- Tracie F.

Air Conditioner Repair in Salisbury, NC 28144

“Drew was on time and efficient in finding problem with AC. The unit is working better now. Very professional.”

- CHARLOTTE H.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Salisbury, NC 28144

“The service was great. We have use Stouts for years. They always do excellent work at a good price.”

- Danette G.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Stout Heating & Air Conditioning.

Call us at 704-633-8095!