Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC Blog : Archive for July, 2016

Air Conditioner Efficiency: Is Going Solar Right for You?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

When you think about cooling down your home in the summer, you’d probably never imagine using the power of the sun to do so. However, solar air conditioning is an innovative technology that provides an energy-efficient way to run your air conditioning all season long. Of course, going solar isn’t right for every situation or person, and there could be a better solution for you.

For example, some HOA communities don’t allow the installation of solar panels, but a ductless system may be a great option for you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and the opportunities that going solar presents, to make an educated decision on whether this technology is right for you or not.

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Have You Installed a Dehumidifier in Your Home Yet?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Summer has been here for a month now, and the weather is only warming up. As a result you’re depending on your air conditioning system more and more. However, an air conditioning system can only do so much for your comfort. Sure, it reduces the temperature, but what does it do for your overall indoor air quality?

Your air conditioner naturally removes some humidity from the air as it operates. It can only do so much though, particularly when humidity reaches its peak and soars above the comfortable relative humidity level of 50%. High humidity makes it harder for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. It doesn’t raise the temperature but as a result you’ll typically feel hotter.

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3 Reasons the Air Flow from Your AC May be Low

Monday, July 11th, 2016

There are two things your air conditioner must do in order to provide you with cooling relief this summer: the temperature must be reduced and there must be an effective flow of air through your ventilation system. One without the other means finding yourself suffering. Even if your evaporator coil is appropriately siphoning heat from inside your home, if your AC isn’t adequately distributing cold air you’ll notice uneven cooling throughout the home.

If you start to notice hot spots in your living space while the AC system is running, be sure to check your vents to determine if air flow is at its appropriate level. If the air coming out of the vents feels weak, then you probably need repairs. Be sure to call professionals for this type of service. In the meantime, it may help you to know what the 3 most common reasons for low air flow are, which we’ve highlighted below.

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4 Frequently Asked Questions about Indoor Humidity Control

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Humidity is certainly a well-known issue here in North Carolina. Humidity problems shouldn’t affect your indoor comfort, however. Without controlling the excess moisture in your home, you can suffer from property damage and microorganism growth that can cause illness for you and your family. Too little moisture can cause just as many problems.

In addition to having a properly sized and appropriately functioning, high-efficiency HVAC system, your indoor humidity must be controlled with a quality humidity control device such as a humidifier or dehumidifier, depending on the time of year. Below, we’ve shared some of the most common questions that HVAC professionals receive about humidity control, in order to help you understand the effects of moisture or lack thereof.

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