Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC Blog : Archive for January, 2013

Affordable Ways to Conserve Energy

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Here at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, our Sylva, NC heating experts want to help you find affordable ways to save energy this winter. From small upgrades to weatherization, there are many affordable ways to save energy and money while improving your overall home energy efficiency. One of those ways is with routine maintenance, so call us for all your heating tune-up services.

Retrofit Your HVAC System

Even if it is not time to replace your old heating system, you can always retrofit it to make it more efficient. If you have a forced air system, you can always upgrade by adding zone control. Using zone control allows you to heat only certain areas of your home instead of heating the whole home at once. Not only does this help you save energy, but it can also make your home more comfortable.

Water Heater Improvements

Water heater improvements are easy and affordable, and they can help conserve a lot of energy in the long run. Insulating your water heater tank and even simply turning down your water heater thermostat are two easy ways to do this. If it is time to replace your water heater, consider a tankless model or a high-efficiency water heater.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Upgrading to a digital, wireless, or a programmable thermostat is an extremely cost-effective way to save energy. Newer thermostats are more accurate, and with a programmable model, you can get even more savings by automatically setting your thermostat to according to the times of usage. Wireless models can also provide more accurate readings depending on where you install them.

Conserve energy in your Sylva, NC area home this winter with more heating tips from Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We are here to answer questions and provide you with whatever service you might need. Call any time for all your heating and home energy needs! 

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How Heating System Maintenance Can Cut Costs

Monday, January 21st, 2013

With all of the effort and time you spend into keeping your home comfortable, regular heating maintenance should be part of your annual routine. Most people realize that regular oil changes and tune-ups are great for your car. But few people turn around and apply that same reasoning to their heating system. With so much use and with such an important job, your heating system needs maintenance just like the rest of your home. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ve been providing complete heating maintenance in Waynesville, GA for over 10 years. We know how important the heating system is to your home which is why we wanted to let our customers know how regular maintenance can benefit their home.

Reduced Heating Repair Costs

Perhaps one of the most attractive benefits to regular maintenance is the potential to reduce the need for costly repairs. Heating repairs in Waynesville, GA normally originate from a small problem. If that small problem is allowed to get worse, it can turn into a much larger and more costly repair. But when you have a trained heating technician from Premier inspecting your furnace, boiler or heat pump, we can catch those problems before they grow.

Extended Appliance Life

At Premier, we’ve replaced many different types of heating systems in Waynesville, GA. We often notice that the heating systems we replace were destroyed by a small issue that was allowed to grow. With regular maintenance, our technicians will be able to catch those problems before you need to replace your entire heating system.

Increased Efficiency

Another huge benefit to regular heating maintenance is the potential to increase the efficiency of your heating system. Over time and with continued use, your heater will start to wear out and deteriorate. When you have a trained technician from Premier thoroughly cleaning, lubricating and replacing broken parts, you can maintain that efficiency for a much longer period of time.

If you need any kind of heating maintenance in Waynesville, GA, just call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today. 

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Benefits of Radiant Heating Systems

Monday, January 14th, 2013

There are so many home heating systems available right now that it can be quite confusing trying to figure out which one is best suited for your home. The best way to ensure that you make the right decision about how to heat your home in Franklin, NC is to educate yourself about the choices available to you. You do not need to be an expert, but having some idea about the benefits you can expect from different heating systems is a big help in the decision making process. Here is some information about the benefits of radiant heating systems from Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

Radiant heating systems are renowned for both their efficiency and the effective, even way in which they distribute heat. The efficiency is thanks to the fact that, unlike a furnace, they do not depend on a forced air distribution system to heat your home. It does not matter if you have the most efficient furnace in the world if your air ducts leak energy. This is a very common problem. By eliminating the need for air ducts, radiant heating systems are able to make much better, more complete use of energy than many forced air systems.

This, and the evenness with which they operate, is thanks to the way in which they distribute heat throughout your home. Rather than using forced air, radiant heating systems use panels in your walls or tubing beneath your floors to heat those surfaces directly. This means no energy is lost and that heat radiates evenly throughout your home, and this heat is circulated naturally by air movement.

The elimination of forced air distribution also makes radiant heating perfect for those of you with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. As air is distributed through ductwork and registers dirt and debris can be kicked up and made airborne. These pollutants can then be distributed throughout the ductwork, affecting air quality throughout your entire home.

For more information about the benefits of radiant heating systems, contact the home Franklin, NC heating experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We can help you decide if radiant heating is right for your Franklin, NC home. Let us help you find the right heater for your personal needs.

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Factors to Consider Prior to a Geothermal Installation in Swain County, NC

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming more and more popular as energy prices continue to rise and homeowners continue to look for alternative fuel sources without sacrificing their comfort. With a professional installation and regular maintenance service, your geothermal heating and cooling system can keep you Swain County home comfortable affordably for years to come. Before you can have a geothermal system installed, though, you must consider a number of factors. To figure out if a geothermal heating and cooling system is appropriate for your home and property, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We’ll make sure that you get the right heating and cooling system for your home.

One of the main factors that will affect the possibility of a geothermal heating and cooling system installation on your property is the geological condition of your land. The soil and rock quality and characteristics can affect the transfer of heat and the installation of the ground loop system. If you do not have usable land deep enough for trenching you may need to dig for vertical loop installation. Only a professional geothermal technician can make these decisions.

The presence of water on your property must also be considered. If a body of water on your property is sufficient the loop system may be submerged in it. The depth, volume and quality of this water must be considered before this can be done. If you have ground water you can even opt for an open loop system, in which water itself replaces the antifreeze solution that usually acts as the heat transfer fluid in closed loop geothermal systems.

The amount of land at your disposal is also important. If there is not enough or just barely enough land for the system to draw heat from it will not be effective. There is no point in investing in this sort of system if it cannot be properly installed on your property.

For more information about the considerations you must make prior to a geothermal installation in Swain County, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We are always happy to help. Our technicians want to make your home a more comfortable, efficient place to live.

 

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