Air Conditioning Articles

What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

September 9, 2022
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At Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, our professionals want to help with all your HVAC needs. Keeping your air conditioner operating at peak efficiency helps control the energy expenses in your North Carolina home, maintain your indoor air quality, & reduce your carbon footprint.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 31, 2022
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It’s about to heat up here in Statesville. 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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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

March 15, 2022
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 19, 2021
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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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Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 26, 2021
Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

Our Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning professionals want to help you diagnose AC problems quickly and then get them fixed, so you can cool down your family and your home.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

July 16, 2021
What Does AC SEER Mean? compressor air conditioner

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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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

June 15, 2021
4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

We at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning strive to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

May 31, 2021
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The air conditioning system in your Hickory 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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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

April 19, 2021
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Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in the Charlotte Metropolitan area. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 19, 2020
The top fan component of an AC system showing one of the things to consider when learning how to properly size your unit.

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 Statesville home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. However,…

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

July 1, 2020
Air Conditioner outside showing how it can cool your home.

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Hickory, NC, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more…

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Top Causes of AC Failure

June 20, 2020
woman at home suffering from no air conditioning after not knowing the top causes of AC failure.

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. It’s a scenario we all dread, and…

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

June 1, 2020
Dad and daughter cleaning home to show how environmental issues can affect your AC system.

When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Charlotte Metropolitan area home. However, many environmental issues…

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

May 15, 2020
Male technician installing air-conditioning system.

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 14, 2019
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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There’s a reason why that old adage has been passed down through the years. It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Statesville, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Energy Bill

July 16, 2019
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Now that summer is here, 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 says that air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in North Carolina. At Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning,…

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

July 3, 2019
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As a homeowner here in North Carolina, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved. Needless to say, this is no exception for your air conditioning (AC) unit. How It All…

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Does Your AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

June 18, 2019

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to help you here in Hickory,…

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

June 6, 2019

Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Scotts, NC. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I…

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4 Things You Should Know About Your AC

May 31, 2019

Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC). We’ve made this list to…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

May 23, 2019
A Statesville homeowner trying to figure out why their air conditioner is short cycling.

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 it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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Do I Need to Chemical Wash the Condenser on My Air Conditioner?

April 24, 2019
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The answer to this question is, it depends. For some air conditioners, our Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning professionals recommend it. For others, we might not. Take a minute to read a little more about the process and give one of our experienced team members a call here in Statesville to discuss if this might…

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Should I Schedule Maintenance for My Air Conditioner?

March 14, 2019
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When the temperatures in Iredell County head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner (AC) to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly…

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Common Air Conditioning Problems

August 16, 2018
Air conditioning system installation embedded on wall of building.

Air conditioning problems aren’t always predictable, but there are a few common problems that we see over and over again here in Statesville, NC. Recognizing what they are might help you to fix the problem, or might simply help you understand what your HVAC technician is referring to when they provide solutions. Open Windows One…

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How Do I Prevent Heat Gain in My Home?

July 31, 2018
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One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build-up, or heat gain, in your Mooresville, NC, home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are a…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

July 23, 2018
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1. The Wrong Sized Unit It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit does not necessarily mean more cooling power. Each AC system is designed for certain sized spaces, different cooling needs, household age, etc. A unit that is too large or too small is…

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Should My Air Conditioner be Making Noise?

June 29, 2018
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Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect…

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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

June 11, 2018
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With the dog days of summer just around the corner, you may be running your AC more and more. We want to go over some of the ways that you can save money and energy with your HVAC system this season. Seasonal Service and Maintenance There is simple maintenance you can do at home, like…

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Do Air Conditioners Kill Mold?

May 24, 2018
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Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your 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 cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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3 Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

May 16, 2018
Sweating Asian girl cooling herself with big fan

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Statesville, NC. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement? 1. Age How…

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Air Conditioning Unit vs. Heat Pump

April 26, 2018
HVAC heating and air conditioning residential units

Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system. What is the Difference Between a Heat Pump and an Air Conditioner? In warm weather, the function of an…

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Does My Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

April 17, 2018
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Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes, if you properly maintain the unit. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the…

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

September 1, 2017
Multiple air conditioner units outside of a house in Cornelius

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that AC units account for almost 20 percent of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe that knowledge is power: The more you know about the appliances you are using, the more effectively…

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Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

August 14, 2017

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Mooresville. We want to keep you cool at Griffin, so here are a few simple things that you can check before…

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