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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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What Makes for a Really Great Air Conditioning Installation?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The summer is already here, and if you think that you need to have a new air conditioner put into your home, either as a replacement for a failing system or because your home currently lacks a cooling system, you will want to make sure that the job is done fast—and also done right. Below are three things that you need to see that you have a great air conditioning installation.

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3 Interesting Options for New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 18th, 2015

You might not think of a central air conditioning system as “interesting.” It is simply an appliance that’s necessary if you want to enjoy a comfortable few months in your home during a Bryson City, NC summer. But there are indeed some very interesting options when it comes to a new air conditioning installation. The standard split system air condition is no longer the only player in the world of cooling. You have a number of alternatives available to consider, and some of them are substantially different from the conventional central AC. We’ve listed three of them below.

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How Does a Ductless Air Conditioning System Work?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The standard way that a central air conditioner sends out cool air through a building is within a network of ducts. These ducts are attached to a large air handler in the indoor unit, which is connected to an outdoor condenser where the heat removed from the indoor air is released.

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How to Select the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home

Friday, May 16th, 2014

There’s a reason Atlanta’s nickname is “Hotlanta” and it definitely has to do with the heat and humidity we all deal with every summer. For over 15 years, Premier Indoor Comfort Systems has been helping our customers achieve comfort in hot summer weather with air conditioning installations in the Atlanta area. If you are new to purchasing an air conditioning system, or are considering an upgrade to a new system, we’d like to offer some helpful tips from our experts.

Factors to Consider

There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing an air conditioning system for your property to ensure your system achieves the comfort levels and energy efficiency you need:

Correct Size – when determining what size system you need for your home, what you are really looking at is how much cooling your home needs throughout a day. As such, basing an air conditioner purchase solely on the square footage of your property may leave you purchasing an AC that is too big or too small. The factors to consider when calculating air conditioner size should include:

  • Square footage
  • Layout of your home
  • Orientation of your home
  • Level of insulation throughout the property
  • Construction material
  • Daytime heat gain
  • Number of windows, type of windows and directions they face

As you can see, there is “no rule of thumb” with these factors. The experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems conduct these types of calculations all the time, so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us.

Check the Energy Efficiency – new air conditioners need to have a minimum SEER number of 13. A SEER number (seasonal energy efficient rating) tells a purchaser how energy efficient the air conditioner is. For instance, an air conditioner with a SEER of 20 can cool your home the same as one with a SEER of 16, but will cost less. However, the more energy efficient an air conditioner is, the more it may cost. To find out what SEER number will work best for you financially, work with an expert.

Types of Air Conditioners – There may be options for you when choosing an air conditioner type for your property. The types of air conditioners Premier Indoor Comfort Systems installs are:

  • Split-system
  • Ductless (including High Velocity Ductless)
  • Geothermal

Each type has its positives and negatives, so it’s important to understand how each works and what each can bring to your home environment.

Making the Right Choice

There are a lot of variables to consider when purchasing an air conditioner for your property.

This is why it’s important to consult an expert for your air conditioning installation in Atlanta. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems and schedule your free estimate today!

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3 Problems Stemming from a Poor Air Conditioning Installation

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Summers in Atlanta are hot and humid, and a central air conditioning system can feel like a dream come true. Suddenly, you go from looking for ways to avoid the heat to enjoying a cool, comfortable respite in your own home. Poor air conditioning installation, however, can put a damper on that feeling with higher costs and AC problems arriving well before they should. Here are 3 problems stemming from an improper installation procedure.

  • Leaks and air flow problems: If the lines and ductwork of your new air conditioning system aren’t properly installed, they can lead to leaks, especially in the houses and fittings where one component joins another. Leaks can lead to poor air flow, which forces your unit to work harder and raises your electric bills higher than they should be.
  • Wear and tear: Similarly, one malfunctioning  component can increase overall wear and tear on your whole unit. As with the leaks, this can lead to decreased efficiency and higher bills. More importantly, the component may cause many other parts to break down more quickly than they should, necessitating expensive repair costs.
  • Refrigerant levels: Refrigerant gas is a vital component in your air conditioner’s cooling process, and it needs to be at a specific level corresponding to the needs of your particular air conditioning model. If it isn’t properly charged from the get-go, your unit will suffer immediate problems. Ice will develop on the evaporator coils, interfering with the cooling process and possibly leading to further troubles down the line.

In order to avoid those headaches, contract a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified service provider with the knowledge and experience to do the job right. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, our technicians are all NATE certified, and our company is both a BBB accredited business and a recipient of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Our staff is dedicated to your 100% satisfaction and we won’t rest until your new air conditioning is installed properly. We serve the greater Atlanta area, and can offer a free estimate of installation services. Call us today to see what we can do for you!

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3 Tips for a Successful Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, July 29th, 2013

If it has come time for you to replace your air conditioning system then you may have started to become overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we want the installation process to be as easy as possible for our customers. That’s why we’ve put together 3 simple tips to get terrific air conditioning installation service in Atlanta, GA. Give us a call today if you have any questions or if you need any air conditioning services.

  • The right size – Probably the most important part of the process happens in the beginning when you choose the cooling capacity of your AC. If you an air conditioner that is too large or too small for your home then it can cause huge issues for your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. The best way to make sure that you get the right-sized air conditioning system is to work with a professional contractor who will perform a load calculation.
  • Good efficiency – If you’re going to spend the money to buy a new air conditioning system, you should probably try to get as efficient of a system as you can afford. Hopefully, your air conditioning system is going to last for many years, and the more efficient the system the more energy you will save.
  • Type of system – There are a number of different air conditioners that are available on the market. While the most common is the traditional, central air conditioning system, there are others that have some attractive benefits for homeowners. For example, ductless systems allow you to avoid the energy loss that is associated with ducted systems.

One last thing you should consider: make sure that you get your air conditioning system installed by a pro. Give us a call here at Premier Indoor Comfort systems for any air conditioning installation in Atlanta, GA that you need.

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Signs Your AC is the Wrong Size

Monday, July 8th, 2013

One of the most important parts of the air conditioning installation actually happens long before the unit even gets to your home. Finding an air conditioning system that is the right size for your home is a critical part of the installation process. But most homeowners move into a home that already has an air conditioning system installed in it. How can you tell if your air conditioning system is the right size for your house? Read below to find out what signs could indicate that you have an AC that is the wrong size for your home. If you discover that you do indeed have a wrong-sized AC system and you need Franklin, NC air conditioning installation or replacement, just call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

Keep an eye and ear out for the following issues that could be caused by an air conditioning system that is the wrong size for your home.

Short Cycling

Short cycling occurs when your air conditioning system turns on and quickly cools your home, shuts off, but then turns on again shortly after to cool your home again. This is usually an indication that your AC is too large for your home. It can lead to humidity issues with your home, inefficient operation as well as an increase in repair needs for your AC.

Air Conditioning Constantly Running

If your air conditioning system won’t turn off and your home never seems to get cool enough, it could meant that you have an AC that is too small. It likely has to run constantly because it simply can’t circulate enough air through your home.

Hot and Cold Spots

If you notice that certain areas of your home get enough cooling but others don’t get any at all it could mean that your home’s AC system is too large or too small for your house. A system that is too small might shut off before your home is completely cool. On that is too large will shut on and off too frequently, keeping your home from being evenly cooled.

If you need any kind of Franklin, NC air conditioning services, just call the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We have years of experience dealing with all different kinds of systems and can help you replace your current system with a new one that is the right size for your home.

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How Your Installation Affects Your AC’s Performance

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Many homeowners don’t realize how much the installation process can impact the operation of their new air conditioning systems. When you need Atlanta, GA air conditioning installation make sure that you call the friendly pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We have over 10 years of experience installing all different types and brands of air conditioning systems. We wanted to alert our customers about why getting professional installation for your air conditioning system is so important. Take a look below.

  • Faster installation – When the heat rolls around you don’t want to be stuck without AC for days on end. When you call for the Atlanta air conditioning installation experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ll work hard to get your new system installed as quickly as possible.
  • Better quality – One of the most common causes of air conditioning repairs is bad installation. Your AC needs to be charged with the correct amount of refrigerant, and your air ducts need to be properly configured. A trained professional can help you get the most efficient performance from your AC.
  • The right size AC – Another huge mistake that we see homeowners make is to get an air conditioning system that is too large for their home. The assumption is that the bigger the air conditioner the most comfortable their home will be. However, it is often the case that the opposite is true. Your contractor will be able to work with you to find the perfect sized system for your home that fits in your budget.

In you need air conditioning installation in Atlanta, call the friendly pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems!

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Air Conditioning Installation Guide: How to Choose an AC

Monday, April 29th, 2013

While we’ve already entered the cooling season in Macon County, NC, it’s not too late to choose a new AC for your new home, or to replace your existing system with a highly efficient model. Because of the range of models and types of air conditioning systems now available, the task of selection can be daunting. You need to take your budget into consideration as well as the size of your home. Furthermore, the most important step should be choosing an air conditioning contractor you trust, and one who has a good reputation for excellent service. For superior Macon County, NC air conditioning installation services, call the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today!

  • Size: Your AC needs to be match the size of your home. Make sure you find an installer who performs a load calculation of your home so that your AC is just the right size for your home. If it’s too small, then it will simply not be able to cool your home effectively, and may be subject to increased wear and tear because of this overworking. If it’s too large, then it may frequently turn on and off, and you may find yourself overly cold, or having to adjust the temperature constantly.
  • Energy efficiency: Make sure you purchase an AC with a high SEER rating. This acronym stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and every AC sold in the US has one. Energy Star requires a SEER of 14.5. The higher the number, the better, although, there are numerous other factors to take into consideration, such as ductwork and insulation.
  • Ducts or no ducts? Conventional central air uses a system of ductwork circulate cool air through your home, but new ductless mini split systems don’t use ducts at all. Instead, their sleek indoor air handlers sit high on the walls, or recessed in the ceiling.
  • Other considerations: Want a new AC, but don’t have the space in your historical home? A high velocity mini duct system may be just what you need. These highly efficient systems are similar to a conventional system, except that they require much less room for extensive sheet metal ducts within your walls.

We hope this brief guide gives you some ideas. For more information, or to schedule your Macon County, NC air conditioning installation, call the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today! 

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