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

3 Tips for a Successful Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, July 29th, 2013

If it has come time for you to replace your air conditioning system then you may have started to become overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we want the installation process to be as easy as possible for our customers. That’s why we’ve put together 3 simple tips to get terrific air conditioning installation service in Atlanta, GA. Give us a call today if you have any questions or if you need any air conditioning services.

  • The right size – Probably the most important part of the process happens in the beginning when you choose the cooling capacity of your AC. If you an air conditioner that is too large or too small for your home then it can cause huge issues for your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. The best way to make sure that you get the right-sized air conditioning system is to work with a professional contractor who will perform a load calculation.
  • Good efficiency – If you’re going to spend the money to buy a new air conditioning system, you should probably try to get as efficient of a system as you can afford. Hopefully, your air conditioning system is going to last for many years, and the more efficient the system the more energy you will save.
  • Type of system – There are a number of different air conditioners that are available on the market. While the most common is the traditional, central air conditioning system, there are others that have some attractive benefits for homeowners. For example, ductless systems allow you to avoid the energy loss that is associated with ducted systems.

One last thing you should consider: make sure that you get your air conditioning system installed by a pro. Give us a call here at Premier Indoor Comfort systems for any air conditioning installation in Atlanta, GA that you need.

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Air Conditioning Problems: Ice on Refrigerant Lines

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

When your AC malfunctions, you might see ice build up on the evaporator coil and the refrigerant line. In places like Waynesville, NC – with its humid summers and periodic heat waves – it’s probably a good idea to contact a service professional if you spot ice on refrigerant lines, before it becomes a larger problem.

Normally, air passing across the coil and refrigerant line keeps ice from forming. In some circumstances, however, the airflow may be reduced, because the air filters have become clogged, the cooling coil fan is broken, or some similar malfunction has occured. Similarly, a reduction in the system’s refrigerant levels will create abnormally low temperatures in the coil and the line, such that even a steady flow of air over the surface won’t be enough to prevent ice from forming. Less common causes of ice on refrigerant lines include a broken auto-defrost control system and a bad thermal expansion valve, which doesn’t allow sufficient amounts of refrigerant to pass through.

Regardless of the causes, ice on refrigerant lines can’t simply be scraped off and forgotten. The underlying problems need to be addressed by a qualified air conditioning expert. It could be something as simple as a routine cleaning or as complex as an entire component in need of replacing. The refrigerant requires a proper license to handle safely, and requires professional attention to recharge or refill. If you see ice on your refrigerant lines, don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself; call a licensed service agent to do the job right. The experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems are all EPA certified and can take care of any air conditioning problems in the Waynesville, NC area. Contact us today to handle the ice in your system.  

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My AC is Running But My Home Feels Humid — What’s Wrong?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

As you may already know, your AC functions like a dehumidifier as it cools. When this process is no longer working as well as it should, then you may experience high levels of humidity in your home, in addition to any other issues such as inadequate cooling or hot spots. This can lead to stuffy and uncomfortable air throughout your home. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today if you’re concerned about the high levels of humidity in your home. We can arrive promptly at your home and assess what might be wrong with your air conditioning system.

Let’s take a look at some reasons why your home might be excessively humid:

  • Frozen evaporator coils:  When you have frost on your coils, it means that they are not able to perform their function. The evaporator accepts cold, liquid refrigerant from the outdoor unit and uses this is to cool the warm air that has been extracted from your home, and then return that cooled air to you. But your coils can’t cool the air if they are covered in frost. Your coils therefore will not dehumidify the air as much as they should, making your home seem muggy.
  • Dirt, dust, and other debris: As with any mechanical system, your AC needs to be kept clean at all times, but this is not always so straightforward. While there is an air filter near your air handler that minimizes the amount of dust, dirt and debris that can accumulate on sensitive components, over time, your system will nevertheless need to be professionally cleaned. In particular, your outdoor condenser coils are subject to environmental conditions, and if they are in any way impaired by dirt or other materials, it makes it difficult for them to dissipate heat into the outdoor air. This disrupts the refrigerant cycle, and can lead to higher temperatures and a lack of dehumidification.

However, keep in mind that your AC is not a dehumidifier. If you find that you have consistently high humidity levels in your home, then you need to take advantage of a whole-house dehumidifier. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today for all of your Atlanta air conditioning needs.

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Signs Your AC is the Wrong Size

Monday, July 8th, 2013

One of the most important parts of the air conditioning installation actually happens long before the unit even gets to your home. Finding an air conditioning system that is the right size for your home is a critical part of the installation process. But most homeowners move into a home that already has an air conditioning system installed in it. How can you tell if your air conditioning system is the right size for your house? Read below to find out what signs could indicate that you have an AC that is the wrong size for your home. If you discover that you do indeed have a wrong-sized AC system and you need Franklin, NC air conditioning installation or replacement, just call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

Keep an eye and ear out for the following issues that could be caused by an air conditioning system that is the wrong size for your home.

Short Cycling

Short cycling occurs when your air conditioning system turns on and quickly cools your home, shuts off, but then turns on again shortly after to cool your home again. This is usually an indication that your AC is too large for your home. It can lead to humidity issues with your home, inefficient operation as well as an increase in repair needs for your AC.

Air Conditioning Constantly Running

If your air conditioning system won’t turn off and your home never seems to get cool enough, it could meant that you have an AC that is too small. It likely has to run constantly because it simply can’t circulate enough air through your home.

Hot and Cold Spots

If you notice that certain areas of your home get enough cooling but others don’t get any at all it could mean that your home’s AC system is too large or too small for your house. A system that is too small might shut off before your home is completely cool. On that is too large will shut on and off too frequently, keeping your home from being evenly cooled.

If you need any kind of Franklin, NC air conditioning services, just call the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We have years of experience dealing with all different kinds of systems and can help you replace your current system with a new one that is the right size for your home.

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Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The 4th of July will forever hold a very special place in the history of the United States of America. On this day in 1776, the second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

Not only is Independence Day an important day in our nation’s history, but for many people it is a day that is filled with memories from celebrations of years past. Fireworks, barbeques, baseball games, fairs, carnivals, patriotic music and ceremonies are all scattered through our memories as we’ve participated in annual parties, get-togethers, picnics and family gatherings throughout the years. John Adams, our 2nd president, was right when he said that our Independence Day “…ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

The 4th of July is truly a day to enjoy but also to remember and respect the sacrifice that many brave men and women made over 200 years ago to give us the freedom that we cherish today. However you celebrate Independence Day, make sure that you take a moment to remember what this day is really about.

We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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