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

3 Problems Stemming from a Poor Air Conditioning Installation

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Summers in Atlanta are hot and humid, and a central air conditioning system can feel like a dream come true. Suddenly, you go from looking for ways to avoid the heat to enjoying a cool, comfortable respite in your own home. Poor air conditioning installation, however, can put a damper on that feeling with higher costs and AC problems arriving well before they should. Here are 3 problems stemming from an improper installation procedure.

  • Leaks and air flow problems: If the lines and ductwork of your new air conditioning system aren’t properly installed, they can lead to leaks, especially in the houses and fittings where one component joins another. Leaks can lead to poor air flow, which forces your unit to work harder and raises your electric bills higher than they should be.
  • Wear and tear: Similarly, one malfunctioning  component can increase overall wear and tear on your whole unit. As with the leaks, this can lead to decreased efficiency and higher bills. More importantly, the component may cause many other parts to break down more quickly than they should, necessitating expensive repair costs.
  • Refrigerant levels: Refrigerant gas is a vital component in your air conditioner’s cooling process, and it needs to be at a specific level corresponding to the needs of your particular air conditioning model. If it isn’t properly charged from the get-go, your unit will suffer immediate problems. Ice will develop on the evaporator coils, interfering with the cooling process and possibly leading to further troubles down the line.

In order to avoid those headaches, contract a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified service provider with the knowledge and experience to do the job right. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, our technicians are all NATE certified, and our company is both a BBB accredited business and a recipient of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Our staff is dedicated to your 100% satisfaction and we won’t rest until your new air conditioning is installed properly. We serve the greater Atlanta area, and can offer a free estimate of installation services. Call us today to see what we can do for you!

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Ways to Keep Cool While Waiting on Air Conditioning Repair

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

In Atlanta, air conditioning repair services need to move quickly in order to keep your home comfortable. Our Georgia summers definitely make us feel the heat, and without a functioning air conditioning, our homes can be very uncomfortable.  Certainly, you shouldn’t attempt to run your air conditioning unit while waiting for a service call; that could cause further damage and possibly increase the time and cost of repair. You can still find ways to keep cool in your home while waiting on air conditioning repair.

Here are a few tips:

For starters, keep the doors closed and the windows drawn, especially on the side of the house where the sun is shining. That increases the insulation levels in your home and keeps some of the heat at bay. If you’re waiting after the sun has gone down, open up the windows and let the breeze blow in. In addition, you’re probably already running fans and blowers to keep the air circulated. If you’re running a ceiling fan, make sure it’s running in a counter-clockwise direction. That pulls warm air up and sends cool air down, helping stave off the worst of the heat.

It’s also a good idea to keep your oven turned off when preparing food. Instead, consider a salad or cold sandwiches for your meal, which can be prepared without heating up the kitchen (and by extension the rest of the house). Hydration is very important during hot days, so make sure you drink plenty of liquids with your meal.

For a more innovative approach, try soaking a washcloth, a handkerchief, or even an old t-shirt, then wearing it afterwards. The water on evaporating off of your skin can keep you cool pretty efficiently while you wait for the air conditioning cavalry to arrive.

Of course, nothing precludes the need for a speedy repair service, and while you can keep cool with these tips, they shouldn’t come at the expense of a prompt response time. The experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems offer speedy and reliable service throughout the Atlanta area. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Why is My Air Conditioning Leaking Liquid?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Homeowners do not have to be professional HVAC technicians to determine that there is something wrong with their air conditioning system. There are many different warning signs and indicators you may notice which can inform you of an AC issue. Of course, recognizing the fact that something is wrong with your air conditioner is not the same as understanding what that problem really is. You should never attempt to service your air conditioner yourself, but at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we believe that it is beneficial for homeowners to have some understanding of just what is wrong with their AC. Call today if you notice liquid leaking from your air conditioning in Swain County, NC.

One reason that you may discover liquid leaking from your air conditioner has to do with the refrigerant your system uses. If there is a leak in the refrigerant line anywhere in your system, you may find that your AC is leaking refrigerant itself. Because a low refrigerant charge can also lead to your air conditioner icing up at different points along the system, the liquid you see leaking may actually be the result of this ice melting. Either way, a professional air conditioning repair technician is the only person that can resolve the problem properly.

It is also possible that the liquid leaking from your air conditioning system is condensate that just had nowhere else to go. Air conditioners dehumidify the air as they operate. A condensate drain is needed to dispose of this liquid. If the line is clogged and the condensate has nowhere to go, it may wind up leaking out of the system. This can seem quite alarming, but it is actually a very minor problem that your professional AC technician can resolve promptly.

Never ignore any of the warning signs that there is something wrong with your air conditioning system. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems at the first sign of trouble. A leak in your air conditioning system may not always be a serious problem, but it is important to rule out any real issues that can lead to serious damages. Call now with any concerns about your air conditioning in Swain County, NC.

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What is a High Velocity Mini Duct System?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Are you interested in installing a central air conditioning system in your home, but are hesitant to do so due to limited space or a concern for the architectural integrity of your property? The air conditioning professionals at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems may have just the solution that you are looking for. With a high velocity mini duct system, you can enjoy all the benefits of a central air conditioner without the construction and invasiveness that may put certain characteristics of your home jeopardy. Contact us today to learn more about these great systems. Our Bryson, NC air conditioning technicians can answer any questions you may have.

Older homes that have a lot of history are great, but they may not necessarily have been constructed with the easy installation of an air conditioning system in mind. The reason that high velocity ductless mini split systems are such a great option for such homes is due to their unique design. These systems use very small, flexible air ducts to distribute cooled air throughout a home. The materials used and the design of these air ducts makes it possible for them to be installed within existing walls with relative ease. Because of this convenient, unobtrusive installation method, they have become a favorite among homeowners looking to cool down without a lot of rebuilding of their home.

There are other benefits that high velocity duct systems have to offer, though. While their ductwork is much smaller than that of traditional systems, they also operate somewhat differently. The introduce streams of air into a room high up, mixing with natural air currents. This allows for very effective, even cooling. Plus, due to their unique design, high velocity mini duct systems are also able to dehumidify air much more effectively than standard split central air conditioners.

To learn more about why you may want to consider the installation of a high velocity mini duct system, give the Bryson City, NC air conditioning technicians at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems a call.

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