Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC Blog : Archive for November, 2012

The Importance of a Proper Heating Installation in Bryson City

Monday, November 26th, 2012

You only get one chance to make a first impression, so you want to make sure that it’s a good one. In Bryson City, the same principle is true for your heating installation. You only get one shot to install your heating equipment correctly so you should make sure it’s right the first time. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ve been offering high quality and reliable heating installation services in the Bryson City area for many years. We thought it would be helpful for our customers if we put together a short list of some of the benefits to using professional installation services for your heating system.

Proper Sizing

The first step to installing a new heating system is choosing the right one for your home. This is harder than it seems. You need to choose a system that will provide just the right amount of heating for your home. If you get a system that is too big it can cause efficiency and repair problems. When you work with a heating contractor, they can figure out exactly how much heating you need and then help you select the right unit for your home. Getting this first step right will set the rest of the process up for success.

Years of Experience

When you work with a contractor to install your heating system, you automatically gain all of their years of experience for the whole process. We all know that things rarely go the way we hoped they would. When something strange happens with the installation project those years of experience are indispensable in getting past those hurdles.

No Guesswork

Without having years of training in the trade of heating contracting, it’s likely that if you tried to install your heating system on your own that something would end up broken. When you use the services of a heating company you know that every step of the process is being done exactly as it should.

More Efficient and Comfortable

When you have a professional install your heating, you know that your system is going to work at its peak performance. This makes your home as efficient as possible and as comfortable as possible.

If you’re interested in having a new heating system installed in your home in Bryson City, contact the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today. We have years of experience installing all types and brands of heating systems. Call us today!

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The 3 Repairs We Perform All the Time on Thermostats

Monday, November 19th, 2012

While you may not realize it, many of the Robbinsville heating repairs we perform are caused by issues with the thermostat. Usually, these issues can be remedied by a simple repair or adjustment. Always check the thermostat first if your heater isn’t working properly. Here are some common issues and thermostat repairs that we perform here at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

We get many calls from customers telling us that the screen on their digital interface thermostat has gone blank. Always check the make sure the thermostat is on and that a fuse hasn’t blown in your electric box. Once you check the fuse box, make sure that the circuit breaker to your heating system is on. If this isn’t the problem, give us a call.

Loose Electrical Wire

If you suspect that your thermostat has a loose connection wire, always call an Robbinsville, NC heating technician. Trying to fix this yourself could cause personal injury and damage to the thermostat or wiring if you don’t know what you are doing. A technician can easily check to see that the wires are connected correctly when we come to your home. We will also test the thermostat to make sure that it is accurate and working correctly since loose wires can affect the thermostat display.

Relocating Thermostat or Recalibrating the Voltage

If it is determined that the thermostat is not working accurately, it may need to be relocated. If it was installed in an area with a lot of natural light, this can cause false readings. We may also need to re-calibrate line voltage, which can be done during an annual tune-up if the technician detects an issue with thermostat readings.

If your heating system isn’t providing enough heat, it could be that the thermostat is set on the wrong setting or not turned up enough. Make sure that you have your thermostat on the right settings. Newer digital and programmable thermostats are user-friendly and should come with detailed instructions in the owner’s manual on how to properly operate your heating system.

Call the Robbinsville, NC heating experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems for all your thermostat needs.

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Get Cleaner Air in Your Home With the Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Premier Indoor Comfort is proud to offer the Carbon Clean 16, the #1 rated HC16 air filter. If you are looking for the cleanest, healthiest air in your home this is the filter for you! At Premier we offer indoor air quality services in the Atlanta area. We also service Western North Carolina from our new office in Bryson City, NC. Give us a call today to find out how we can help improve the quality of your home comfort. Whether you need air filters, humidifiers, exhaust fans, air conditioning or heating services the team at Premier Indoor Comfort provides expert service throughout Georgia and Western North Carolina.

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All About Geothermal Installation in Bryson City

Monday, November 12th, 2012

More and more people in Bryson City are starting to hear about geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. The interest is well deserved. Geothermal systems represent a huge leap forward in the heating and air conditioning industry. While that might be the case, there is still a lot of confusion about how geothermal systems work and how they are installed. We thought that it would be helpful for our customers in Bryson City if we organized the installation steps into one blog post.

How Geothermal Systems Work

Before we talk about how they are installed, it might help you have a firm understanding of how they work. If you were to dig down about 10 feet into the ground the temperature of the dirt would be around 55° F all year round—no matter what the temperature of the air was above the ground. Using a long series of coils, a geothermal system circulates water or a water and refrigerant mixture through the ground to heat and cool your home. In heating mode, heat is extracted from the ground and delivered into your home using a heat pump. In cooling mode, the process is reversed: heat from inside your home is removed and deposited into the ground.

The Installation Process

Do you have space? – The first thing the geothermal technician will look for is to see if you have enough space for the underground loop system. The loop can be installed horizontally or vertically. If it’s vertical, the holes will need to be several hundred feet deep.

Excavation – If you have the space for the loop, the next step will to start digging. If you’re installed a horizontal loop field, a large area will need to be dug out and the coils buried. If it’s a vertical installation, the holes will be drilled out and the lines buried there.

Connect to Heat Pump – Once the loop is installed and filled with water or a water and refrigerant mixture, it can be connected to your heat pump.

Secondary System

While geothermal systems are exceptionally efficient, they sometimes need a little help. In areas with extreme heat or cold, the need for a back-up heating or cooling system might be required. Ask your Bryson City geothermal contractor if a backup system is right for your home in Bryson City.

If you have any questions about how geothermal systems work or if you’re interested in having one installed in your home, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today. We offer comprehensive geothermal services in Bryson City.

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Solar Panel Maintenance in Atlanta

Monday, November 5th, 2012

As the green movement gains momentum and more people are looking for eco-friendly ways to heat and power their homes solar energy systems are becoming more and more popular. There are a number of reasons why someone may choose a solar energy system for their home. For some it is strictly a sense of environmental responsibility that makes them decide to go solar. For others it is a feeling of sustainability and independence that comes with being on the grid. Many people are simply looking for innovative methods and technologies to lower utility bills. Whatever the reason you choose to go solar in your Atlanta home, it is important that your solar energy system is installed, maintained and serviced only by qualified professionals such as those at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

Depending on how you have your solar energy system set up and what you use it for, professional maintenance will consist of different steps. You may have ductwork that will be inspected or a water heater in need of a tune up. When it comes to the solar panels themselves, though, there is one basic maintenance step that you yourself can take to get the best performance possible from them. Simply keep your solar panels clean.

Solar panels are great because they have very low maintenance needs. Keeping them clean is a surprisingly effectively, incredibly easy way to boost the efficiency of your solar panel system. Because of the way that they absorb solar energy the cleaner these solar panels are the better they are able to do their job. That is why it is necessary to keep them as clean as possible. Dirt and dust can accumulate on your solar panels, blocking the sun’s rays from their surface. Falling leaves may become lodged on them, and there is always the possibility of bird droppings to worry about. A quick rinse with a garden hose or a once-over with a squeegee can help eliminate these problems. Be sure never to use harsh detergents on your solar panels, as this can damage the cells.

If you have tracking panels on your roof you may require a bit more maintenance to keep your solar panels’ moving parts in good working condition, but for stationary panels a quick visual inspection and regular cleaning will keep things operating efficiently. If you have any other questions about your solar panels be sure to call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems for answers. We’ll help you get the most out of your solar energy system at your Atlanta home.

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