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

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Every year on the final Monday of May, citizens of America come together to honor those who have served our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day came to prominence after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers on either side. Although its origins are somewhat ambiguous, it has always been about bringing people together to recognize our country’s military personnel and history. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who have served our county.

Memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer. We hope that you have a wonderful day off, and that it is a great start to your summer!

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Air Conditioning FAQ: What is a Compressor?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Of the various components and mechanisms that make up your air conditioner, few are as important as the compressor. In today’s FAQ, we’d like to address what a compressor is, how it works, and situations when it might be time to fix it. For comprehensive air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA, call Premier today!

  • What is a compressor? A compressor is basically a small engine powered by the electricity and often fired up by a capacitor. It is designed to do one thing really well: compress the refrigerant that circulates throughout the various components of your system. There are numerous types of compressors on the market today, and some of them have two-stages to incorporate different cooling needs and to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
  • How does it work? A compressor works by accepting the refrigerant from the indoor evaporator coil. Once the refrigerator has been evaporated, it is in a gaseous state. But in order for it to become cool again, it needs to be heated up greater than the temperature of the outdoor air. This is where the compressor comes in. Once the refrigerant has left the compressor, it moves to the condenser coils where the thermal energy created by the compressor is dissipated into the outside air with the help of an exhaust fan.
  • Compressor issues: Today’s compressors are often completely sealed off to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris inside the sensitive mechanical components. Your compressor can overheat, however, if there are any airflow issues or low refrigerant levels. Make sure you change your air filter regularly to ensure that it doesn’t impede airflow and cause an issue.

If you’re concerned about the operation of your compressor, or if you’re not getting the cooling you want, then consider calling for air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA from Premier!

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Preventing Damage to Your Air Conditioning System

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Are you looking for ways to improve your air conditioning Bryson City, NC? While many customers are looking for upgrades and ways to make their AC more energy efficient, taking any and all steps to prevent damage to your AC is perhaps even more important. During the hottest times of the year, your AC endures a lot of wear and tear, and that much is to be expected, but you don’t want routine daily usage to become damaging. In this post, we’d like to share with you some ways that you can prevent damage to your air conditioning system. Call Premier today for more information, or to schedule a repair or maintenance service.

One of the easiest ways you can prevent damage to your air conditioning system, no matter what type it is, is by changing the air filter on a regular basis. During the cooling season, you should replace it about once a month, but this may vary with usage and environmental conditions. Your air filter is vital to the cleanliness of your AC. Without it, your AC would be subject to any dust and debris that flowed into your ductwork. But as it accumulates debris, it can actually begin to impede airflow, and this can lead to frozen evaporator coils, and even an overheated compressor. Because it’s one of the few AC-related things that you as a homeowner are responsible for, it’s critical that you don’t underestimate its importance.

Another way you can prevent damage to your cooling system is by enrolling in a preventive maintenance program. The Excellence Service Plan involves a comprehensive biannual inspection, cleaning and tune-up to make sure that your AC is running effectively and efficiently. It may even be necessary to uphold your manufacturer’s warranty. It also allows our AC technicians to look closely at the operation of your cooling system so that they can catch any small issues before they balloon into serious repairs. Keeping your system professionally maintained is a great way to prevent damage.

We hope you found this brief guide helpful. If you’re in need of air conditioning services in Bryson City, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today! 

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Getting the Most from Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Homeowners throughout the Atlanta, GA need to not only depend upon their air conditioning systems, but also ensure that they perform at the peak of their capacities. Getting the most from your AC is not just fiddling with the temperature to “go easy” on the AC.  In this post, we’d like to give you some tips on how to maximize performance and keep energy costs to a minimum. For more information about Atlanta, GA air conditioning maintenance and performance, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today!

  • Routinely change your air filter: This is one of the few things you can do as a homeowner and it’s critical to the operation of your AC. The purpose of the air filter is to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris on sensitive mechanical parts. Dirty and clogged air filters can block airflow, and this causes disruptions throughout the cooling system. It can lead to frozen evaporator coils, or an overheated compressor. Check with your tech to see what type of filter you should be using for your AC, and change it about once a month during the cooling season to stave off problems.
  • Enroll in a maintenance program: You can reduce the risk of major problems as well as increase the energy efficiency and performance of your AC by enrolling in a maintenance program. Professional inspection, cleaning, and tune-ups allow your AC to operate as it should. This also allows you to rest assured that your AC is in good hands from year to year. Our Excellence Service Plan allows you to take preventive maintenance to the next level. Your manufacturer’s warranty may even require such a plan. You’ll also receive priority customer service and various discounts.

Getting the most out of your AC is the best way to ensure that you’re getting the most cooling for your dollar. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today for comprehensive Atlanta, GA air conditioning services. 

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