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

Why Does My AC Smell Bad?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Living in Atlanta during the hottest time of the year, it is hard to overestimate the importance of a consistent, high-quality performance from your air conditioning system. No matter how great an AC you invest in, though, you will undoubtedly experience some sort of problem with the system at some point. When you do, the Atlanta air conditioning repair pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems are the technicians you can count on for fast, reliable service. Call today with any concerns you may have regarding the condition or performance of your AC. One very common service call we receive is in regards to a foul-smelling AC.

There are a few reasons why you may encounter a bad smell emanating from your air conditioning system. For obvious reasons, you will surely want this problem resolved as soon as possible. A professional AC technician will be able to determine the exact cause of your AC odor problem and eliminate it promptly. In many cases, the condensate drain pan in your air conditioning system may be responsible for this bad odor. As your AC cools air it also dehumidifies it. The resulting condensation collects in a pan. If this pan does not drain properly the stagnant or overflowing water can promote the growth of bacteria and mildew, emitting a foul smell.

There are, of course, many other potential causes of this problem. Damp conditions are behind a lot of them, such as an air filter in your system that has been dripped upon. In other instances you may have a problem with vermin within your ductwork. If your air ducts are not properly sealed they can let any number of pollutants into the system. Considering the fact that these air ducts are responsible for distributing cooled air throughout your entire home, it should be unsurprising that any sort of problems therein can lead to issues with odors during the operation of your AC.

To learn more about potential causes of bad air conditioning odors, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. Our Atlanta air conditioning technicians can answer any questions that you may have.

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Air Conditioning Problem: Compressor Will Not Run

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Does your compressor fail to turn on? Your compressor is one of the major components responsible for the comfort of your home during the cooling season. As its name suggests, it’s responsible for compressing the refrigerant into a high temperature, high pressure gas that is then circulated through the condenser coils to be condensed back into a liquid. But like any pump or engine, your AC compressor will encounter problems during its operation, whether because of general wear and tear, or some other type of fault. Fortunately, Premier Indoor Comfort Systems offer comprehensive Bryson City, NC air conditioning services to get your AC back on track. Call us today if you’re having any compressor problems.

Let’s take a look at a few possible causes of your compressor’s failure to operate:

  • Bad capacitor: The capacitor is a bit like your car battery. It gives your compressor that extra jolt of electrical energy it needs to start up quickly. There are various kinds used in air conditioning systems, but they are all essential to the operation of your AC. If yours has become damaged in some way, then your compressor may fail to run.
  • Electrical control board problem: Your thermostat is not the only interface that calls for the operation of your AC. The control circuit board is responsible for switching on the compressor, but if something wrong occurs with its functionality, then your compressor may not be able to turn on when needed.
  • Thermostat: Alternatively, your thermostat might be to blame. Your entire AC system cannot operate if the thermostat is not adequately calibrated to your home so that it can sense the temperature. You may have to replace you thermostat to get your compressor to turn on.
  • Breakdown: Unfortunately, if your compressor burns out and no longer works properly, it is often cause for replacement rather than repair. Make sure get a professional diagnosis from a reputable technician before proceeding with major services such as compressor replacement.  

Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today for excellent Bryson City, NC air conditioning services. 

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How Your Installation Affects Your AC’s Performance

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Many homeowners don’t realize how much the installation process can impact the operation of their new air conditioning systems. When you need Atlanta, GA air conditioning installation make sure that you call the friendly pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We have over 10 years of experience installing all different types and brands of air conditioning systems. We wanted to alert our customers about why getting professional installation for your air conditioning system is so important. Take a look below.

  • Faster installation – When the heat rolls around you don’t want to be stuck without AC for days on end. When you call for the Atlanta air conditioning installation experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ll work hard to get your new system installed as quickly as possible.
  • Better quality – One of the most common causes of air conditioning repairs is bad installation. Your AC needs to be charged with the correct amount of refrigerant, and your air ducts need to be properly configured. A trained professional can help you get the most efficient performance from your AC.
  • The right size AC – Another huge mistake that we see homeowners make is to get an air conditioning system that is too large for their home. The assumption is that the bigger the air conditioner the most comfortable their home will be. However, it is often the case that the opposite is true. Your contractor will be able to work with you to find the perfect sized system for your home that fits in your budget.

In you need air conditioning installation in Atlanta, call the friendly pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems!

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Common Water Heater Repair Needs

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Does your water heater make a strange sound during operation? The water heater, whether tank or tankless, is one of the integral parts of the home. It allows you to take hot showers, and to keep your clothes and dishware clean. Your home would not be the same without it. But because of all the use that it gets, it may develop problems at some point in its service life. That’s what makes professional Bryson City, NC water heater repair so critical. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Let’s take a look at a few of the most common water heater repairs that our techs see.

  • Rumbling noise: If you hear a rumbling noise at the bottom of your water heater, then there may be a buildup of limescale or other sediment. The amount of sediment varies according to your location and water supply, but your water heater may have to be periodically flushed to avoid this from happening. Limescale comes from hard water, which has high levels of calcium and magnesium. This can accumulate upon the heat exchanger and cause the water to become too hot; it can also cause damage to the water heater itself.
  • Not enough hot water: If you find that there is not enough hot water in your home to run all of your fixtures and plumbed appliances, make sure you get it checked out. Your water heater might be nearing the end of its service lifespan, or there could be something else wrong with its operation.
  • Leak: Any container holding water can leak, but water heater leaks can seriously disrupt your comfort and cause damage to surrounding belongings or your home itself.  Depending on the severity and location of the leak, it may be repaired; it also may need to be replaced.

Taking care of any water heater repair needs that you may have is critical to maintaining a safe, effective home. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today to learn more about our plumbing services. 

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