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

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems wants to wish you a very happy New Years! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the new.

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable. You can also save energy by adding insulation and sealing any air leaks. A greener home is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money by reducing your utility bills. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system.

Have a great New Year’s Eve!

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Happy Holidays from Premier Indoor Comfort Systems!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Everyone at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems wishes you a very happy holiday! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers who make our business possible. We look forward to working with you in the future. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

And a quick reminder, if you haven’t yet scheduled a maintenance visit for your heating system, you could be losing money. Annual maintenance will not only cut down on repair costs, but it also ensures that your system is running as efficiently as possible, which lowers utility bills. A comfortable, efficient home is a gift that everyone can appreciate.

Happy Holidays from Premier Indoor Comfort Systems!

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Why is My Water Heater Inefficient? A Murphy, NC Water Heater Question

Monday, December 17th, 2012

We all appreciate and expect access to dependable hot water in our homes. We rely on this hot water for a bevy of reasons, from showers to doing laundry and running the dishwasher. Most of the time you can enjoy these luxuries without even stopping to consider the water heater in your basement that makes them possible. When the costs of operating the water heater in your Murphy, NC home start to rise, though, it becomes very clear how important the efficiency of your water heater is in addition to its effectiveness. If you are concerned about rising hot water costs and want to make your water heater more efficient, call the pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

There are a lot of reasons that your water heater may be inefficient. One of the most common causes of poor water heater efficiency is an improper installation. This includes the incorrect sizing of your water heater. If the water heater in your home is too small it will struggle to keep up with demand and the condition of your water heater will be compromised. No water heater will ever perform as efficiently as possible if it is not properly sized or if it was improperly installed.

Any damages to your water heater will also lower efficiency levels. Leaks or sediment buildup in your storage tank water heater will cause inefficiency. So too will inadequate tank insulation, as standby heat loss will cause your water heater to work overtime. A tankless water heater does not suffer standby heat loss, but high demands may cause excessive wear and tear to the water heater. This will result in reduced efficiency and quality of service.

If you are experiencing water heater efficiency problems in your Murphy, NC home. contact the qualified water heater technicians at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We can help you heat water more efficiently. Schedule service today.

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Benefits of Solar Heating

Monday, December 10th, 2012

If you are thinking of upgrading to solar heating in your Swain County area home, there are many benefits to this switch. However, make sure you know measure the cost-benefit of installing solar panels and make sure that your home is ready for such a big change in your heating system.

At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ve put together some things to think about when estimating the cost benefits of solar heating.

Installing an active solar energy heating system is a great way to save energy in the right situation. The layout of your home, number of rooms you need to heat, and amount of sunlight you get in the winter will all need to be factored into the equation. It may not be realistic or practical to use solar energy for all your heating needs. Most homeowners use a backup heater.

You’ll also need to consider the cost of the upkeep. Solar energy systems require a lot of routine maintenance and can be difficult to repair if something goes wrong. Make sure you know how to properly operate your system to prevent repair needs. Solar energy heating systems are complex systems that require detailed instructions on how to use them effectively.

Before you make a final decision, have your home assessed by a professional to ensure that it is as efficient as possible. It is not usually advised to upgrade your heating and cooling system if you have an inefficient home. However, if your home has been properly insulated and sealed, solar heat is a great way to save energy and lower your carbon footprint.

You may also be eligible for a tax break for installing solar panels on your home. Call the Swain County solar experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems to go over your options and help you make the right choice.

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Environmental Benefits of Geothermal Systems

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

In Waynesville, NC, many homes are starting to realize the benefits of switching to geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ve been installing, repairing and maintaining geothermal systems for many years. In order to help educate our customers in the Waynesville, NC area, we decided to put together a quick explanation of how geothermal systems work and what environmental benefits they offer.

How Geothermal Systems Work

If you were to dig about 10 feet into the ground the temperature there would be around 55° F. Upon first thought, that doesn’t sound too interesting. But what’s amazing is that the temperature there is consistently 55° F no matter what temperature the air is above ground. Geothermal systems take advantage of that consistent temperature and use it to heat and cool your home. Using a series of pipes buried in the ground, geothermal systems circulate a refrigerant to absorb and deposit heat. So in heating mode, your geothermal system absorbs heat from the earth and moves it inside your home. In cooling mode it does just the opposite.

No Combustion

One of the most obvious benefits to geothermal systems is that during the winter, they don’t need to burn any fuels to produce heat. They use the clean, unlimited and free supply of energy in the earth. That way, your home doesn’t produce any harmful combustion gasses that can not only harm the planet, but can also potentially harm your family.

Less Electricity

Geothermal systems still require electricity to run the actual heat pump that extracts heat from the refrigerant. However, compared to other electric heating systems like electric boilers, furnaces or electric heat strips, they use far less electricity. This reduces the demand for electricity from coal factories that produce electricity.

If you’re interested in learning more about how geothermal systems can benefit the environment and your wallet, call the professionals at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We would love to talk with you about the possibility of putting in a geothermal system in your Waynesville, NC home. Call us today!

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