Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC Blog : Archive for August, 2015

Late Summer Air Conditioning Warning: Watch Out for Failing Capacitors!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

There are two times during the year when you need to take special care of your home’s air conditioning system. The first time is in spring, when it’s vital that you schedule a maintenance inspection and tune-up from an HVAC professional. This prepares the air conditioner for the rigors of summer. The second time is during the close of the summer season, because at that point the air conditioner has gone through high levels of stress for almost four months. This is the period when an AC is most likely to encounter mechanical failures that will require repairs.

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Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator Useful in Cold Weather as Well as Warm?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Life in Georgia presents a significant challenge to maintaining indoor comfort in a house, since we have to deal with a large range of temperatures during the year. To keep homes comfortable requires effective insulation and heat sealing to keep out hot temperatures out during the summer and trapping heat indoors during winter. This has the unfortunate side effect of preventing fresh air from circulating through a house, creating unpleasantly stale and humid air.

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How Ductless Mini Split Systems Can Save You Money

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Ductless air conditioning and heating systems continue to grow in popularity each year in the U.S. There are many reasons for this expansion. Ductless mini splits offer greater flexibility for home construction and remodeling because they do not requiring space-consuming ductwork, and they can help with improving indoor air quality. But perhaps the best reason to consider the installation of a ductless mini split system for your home is that it will help you save money every season of the year.

Below are three of the ways that ductless mini splits achieve superior efficiency compared to conventional forced-air heaters and air conditioners.

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Installing a New Air Conditioner: There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Choice!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You’ve decided to install a new central air conditioning system. Maybe it’s a replacement for an ancient unit in the house that has long passed its “sell-by” date. Or perhaps it’s the first AC for your new home. Whatever the reason, you now are facing the choice of what air conditioner to buy and install.

It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as a “universal” air conditioning system where one size will work with all homes. Choosing and sizing a new AC is a difficult process, and to make sure that you end up with the right unit, you must have HVAC professional working with you.

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Why Your Air Conditioner May Start to Leak Refrigerant

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

One of the most common problems that residential air conditioning systems encounter is a loss of refrigerant (a.k.a “Freon”) due to leaks. During normal operation, an AC does not use up its refrigerant supply, and the system should have the same amount of refrigerant (known as its charge) for its entire service life. But leaks can allow refrigerant to escape… with immense consequences for the AC’s performance. Unless the leaks are fixed and the refrigerant is recharged, an air conditioner will eventually suffer from a full breakdown.

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