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

Do Geothermal Systems Need Regular Fall Maintenance?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

When it comes to furnaces, people generally understand that these heaters need annual inspections and tune-ups each fall to make sure they are ready to handle the rigors of winter. (Whether people actually remember to schedule the inspections each fall is another matter.) But what about other types of heating systems, specifically geothermal heat pumps? Is it as important that a geothermal heating and cooling system receive fall maintenance every year, or can it instead have its inspections and tune-ups on a less regular schedule?

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Yes, You Also Need to Change or Clean the Air Filter During Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

One of the important steps for regularly maintaining an air conditioning system during the summer is to change its air filter (or clean it if the AC uses a permanent filter) once a month. This advice also extends to your heating system if you have a furnace or other forced-air heater. Usually the heater shares the same cabinet with the air conditioner, and also uses the same filter that is housed where the return air ducts connected with the cabinet.

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Is Geothermal Heating an Option for My Home This Winter?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

With the cool weather already arriving, many people are thinking about how they will keep their homes warm when the winter cold strikes. For homeowners considering having an entirely new heating system put in, a geothermal heat pump might be on the list… but probably down low. This isn’t because geothermal is unpopular, but because it is intimidating. People often believe installation of a geothermal system is simply impractical for their home and property, or that it is financially out of reach.

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What’s Better for a New Heating System: A Furnace or a Heat Pump?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you’re in the market for new heating system this fall, either as a replacement for an aging and inefficient heater, or as part of a new home, you have a number of options available to you. In fact, it may seem like you have too many options, to the point that it’s all a touch overwhelming.

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