Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC Blog : Archive for October, 2014

Benefits of a High Velocity Heating System in Atlanta

Monday, October 27th, 2014

There are a number of choices when it comes to heating systems for your home, but some homes may have structural restrictions that can limit choices. If you are looking for an efficient heating system that can also offer you cooling, you may want to consider a high velocity mini duct heating system in Atlanta. As with any whole-home heating system installation, you’ll want to hire professionals to do the job. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems has provided heating solutions for customers for over 15 years, so if you are in need of heating installation, call us today.

What Is a High Velocity System?

A high velocity system is comprised of a heat pump, an indoor air handler and thin, flexible venting that is about 2” in diameter. This tubing is snaked through walls and the outlets for the air are small, circular openings the same size as the tubing.

The way a high velocity system works is by venting warm air into your living spaces at a high rate of speed – about 2,000 feet per second. This high rate of speed forces the warm air from the system to mix with the existing air in your living spaces, creating a comfortable atmosphere.

Benefits of a High Velocity System

As mentioned above, the heat pump technology of the system allows for both heating and cooling. Other benefits include:

  • No need for a large ductwork system – the flexible venting of the system allows you to install the system without having to install traditional, larger ductwork.
  • Fits virtually any home – because of the way the venting works, a high velocity system can fit with just about any home, particularly homes that benefit from retro-fitting.
  • Energy efficient – the high rate of the air allows the system to use about half the air flow of other forced-air systems, and the heat pump only needs about 25% of the electricity of a standard air conditioning system to operate.
  • Quick heating and cooling – the system heats and cools quickly, while maintaining healthy moisture levels.

If a high velocity mini duct heating in Atlanta seems like a good choice for your home, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today and speak with one of our experts.

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Will a Tankless Water Heater Save Me Money?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

If you’ve been looking into purchasing a new water heater, you’ve likely come across some information on tankless units. Unlike storage tank water heaters, tankless models do not need to store any water for future use. Instead, water is heated immediately as it passes through the system, which is why you may have heard that these water heaters save energy over traditional units.

However, tankless water heaters are generally more costly than more traditional units and will need replacement at some point in time. Furthermore, sometimes homeowners need more than one tankless water heater, since these units are not very effective at heating water for multiple taps at once. So will these units actually save money over time?

You can always discuss your concerns about the cost of tankless water heater in Bryson City with one of the technicians at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. In many cases, the initial cost of a tankless water heater is offset over the years. Here’s a look at why this is.

Storage tank water heaters have an issue with standby energy loss, meaning that they use a lot of energy throughout the day even though you only need hot water every once in a while. With a tankless unit, a computer lets the system know when you turn on a hot water tap anywhere in the home. When this happens, water heats up as soon as it passes by the heat exchanger in the unit, and the tankless heater shuts off as soon as there is no longer a need, saving money every month.

In some cases, these savings may be somewhat small, and it may take years before you see a return on your investment. However, tankless water heaters tend to have longer lifespans than traditional units. While most storage tank heaters could last about 10-15 years with proper maintenance, a tankless unit may last more than twenty. This means that you will eventually make up for the initial cost and won’t need to replace the unit as often. This is particularly true if you choose the proper technician for installation and schedule maintenance every year.

Tankless water heaters are reliable, efficient units for nearly any home. For tankless water heater installation in Bryson City, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today!

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How to Tell that You Need Duct Repair

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Your ductwork is the delivery system for your home’s conditioned air. It is an integral part of your HVAC system, but because it isn’t very visible, it can be easily ignored and/or forgotten about. While air ducts are durable and have a long lifespan, they can wear and break just like any other part of your system. Understanding what the signs of faulty ductwork are can help you repair your ducts in Tyrone on a timely basis. Here are some common signs of faulty ducts as put together by the trained and certified technicians at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems:

Signs of Faulty Ductwork

Here are some typical signs that can indicate it’s time to repair your air ducts:

  • High energy bills – faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of the total air loss for your HVAC system. When you lose a significant amount of your heating and cooling, your HVAC system has to compensate for this loss in order to achieve the temperature you’ve set. A system that has to work harder needs more energy.
  • Poor indoor air quality – holes and cracks in your ductwork allow contaminants like dirt, dust and other small debris into your air flow; excess humidity can also become a problem. All of this can significantly reduce the quality of air inside your home.
  • Unpleasant odors – not only can dirt and dust get in from the outside, so can odors.
  • Whistling noises – if you hear a whistling sound when your system is running, this can be an indication that air is escaping from the ducts.
  • Uneven temperatures – multiple hot and cold spots throughout your home can be an indication that certain ducts may have become disconnected, or that there is more wear and tear in one area more than another.
  • Poor installation – it doesn’t happen frequently, but your ductwork could have been installed poorly initially. Kinks in the ductwork, ducts that is too small and poor layout are all examples of poor installation.

Faulty ductwork can compromise your indoor air quality, drive your energy bills up and make your indoor temperature uncomfortable.

Scheduling professional duct repair in Tyrone can eliminate these problems. If you notice any signs of faulty ductwork, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

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How to Prepare for Heating Installation

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Actually installing a heating system is a difficult procedure, and not one that you should attempt without extensive professional knowledge. That being said, you can make your HVAC technician’s job a lot easier by taking a few steps beforehand. Take a look at the steps below to find out how you can facilitate the installation of your heating system.

Proper Unit Size

The first thing you’ll want to do is pick a unit that is the proper size for your home. A unit that is too small will constantly struggle to heat your home, consuming more fuel and costing you money. It will also likely leave uncomfortable cold spots in your house. A unit that is too large will produce more heat than it can use. This lost heat will also cost you money every time the heat runs for a while. A unit that is too large will also “short-cycle” by turning on and off repeatedly. This causes more wear and tear in the long term. Picking a properly sized unit is the first step in ensuring that your heating system is energy efficient.

Make Plans to Stay Warm

It may seem obvious, but if you’re planning to install a new heating system during the winter, you may get uncomfortably cold. If you know it’s likely to be cold on the day your installation is scheduled, plan out how you’re going to stay warm. Blankets, well-insulated clothes, lighting fireplaces, even some hot drinks can make your time without central heating more comfortable.

Clear Enough Space to Work

Installing a heating system tends to involve moving a lot of heavy equipment. Before your professional installer gets there, be sure to clear enough space for them to work safely and quickly. Walkways should be open, as well as the site of installation itself. By doing this, you ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

If you are looking to install a new heating system in your home, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We cover the entire Canton area.

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