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

How Can I Lower My Air Conditioning Operating Costs at the End of Summer?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The end of summer is near, although we can still expect our warm weather to last at the very least a few more weeks. This means that your air conditioning system will still be working as hard as ever to do its job. Chances are, you are tired of seeing your high electrical bills. The good news is that you can increase your home’s energy efficiency and decrease these costs with a few simple steps. Keep reading to learn more.

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HVAC Air Filter Maintenance: How Often Are You Changing or Cleaning Yours?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In order to keep your HVAC system working as efficiently and effectively as it should, you need to schedule professional maintenance. It’s during your preventive maintenance appointment that our HVAC staff will fully inspect and clean your system, all while checking for any pressing repair or service needs.

This is typically a yearly appointment—recommended bi-annually if you have a heat pump system. That being said, there is one maintenance task that you can, and should, do on your own as it is required much more often than once or twice a year. That task is changing or cleaning your air filter. But exactly how often should it be done? The short answer is, it depends. Keep reading to learn more.

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No, Ice on Your Air Conditioner is Not Normal

Monday, August 15th, 2016

It may seem only natural that since ice implies cold, and providing cold air is your air conditioning system’s job, that it’s normal for the system to develop ice on one of its components. However, ice on your air conditioner is unfortunately a sign that something is wrong, and is one of the most common reasons for air conditioner problems. But how does that ice form? And why is it such a problem?

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Beware These AC Problems near the End of Summer

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Summer may be winding down, but we still have plenty of hot days left, which will require the use of an effective and efficient air conditioning system. Hopefully yours has served you well over the last couple of months, and you haven’t faced any big emergencies.

However, we’ve found that this is typically the time of year that air conditioners are most likely to suffer from breakdowns—particularly if you have not had routine maintenance done. This is due to their extensive use over the summer. These systems may be capable of withstanding high temperatures and many years of use, but no air conditioner is completely invulnerable to problems. If your AC system is aging, then you will definitely want to be vigilant and watch for any signs of a failing unit this month.

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No Ductwork for a New AC? No Problem!

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Have you been struggling through summer with window air conditioning units, or portable systems, because you lack ductwork in your home? Are you delaying buying a central air conditioning unit because you fear the costs or inconvenience associated with duct installation? The good news is, you can actually enjoy whole-home cooling without air ducts of any kind.

When you have a ductless mini-split installed in your home, you will enjoy a number of benefits that a ducted system can’t provide. This is of course dependent on professional installation and services from a team you can trust, such as ours!

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