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

How Does a Whole-House Humidifier Work?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

A whole-house humidifier is a very effective installation to help with comfort during the winter. There is often much less moisture in the air during this season (furnaces often contribute to drying out the air), and that adds an unpleasant edge to low temperatures because it makes it easier for heat to escape from the human body. Low humidity also contributes to dry, chapped skin, an increase in the ease of how illness moves from person to person, and a spike in annoying static electricity.

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How High-Efficiency Furnaces Use Less Energy Than Older Furnaces

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Colder weather has already arrived, but we still haven’t seen the worst that the coming winter will deliver. If you are currently thinking about replacing the old gas furnace in your home, now is definitely the time to get it done to beat the weather.

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Should My Ductless Mini Split Outdoor Unit Have Ice on It?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

A ductless heating and cooling system is actually a type of heat pump. The principle difference between it and a standard central heat pump is that a ductless system uses mini air handlers to distribute heating/cooling indoors, rather than a single indoor unit attached to ductwork. In all other ways, it operates as a heat pump, and can suffer from similar malfunctions. One of these is the development of excess ice on the outdoor unit during the winter.

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How Duct Repair Will Help Keep You Warm This Winter

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We’ve spent the last few weeks discussing the importance of heating maintenance as well as providing other tips for preparing your home to handle the winter weather. There are plenty of steps you can take to properly winterize your home and stop drafts from leeching away the vital heat inside the rooms. But there’s one that you might not have considered, which is arranging to have your ductwork repaired.

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Journey to the Center of (Geothermal) Earth Heating

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

In 1864, Jules Verne published his third novel, following on the success of Five Weeks in a Balloon and The Adventures of Captain Hatteras. It’s a book that has important meaning for us today when it comes to comfort for our homes, believe it or not: Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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