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AC Maintenance: The Most Vital HVAC Service

Monday, July 30th, 2018

relaxing-manIf you are serious about getting a great performance from your air conditioning system, then you are going to do some serious research, ask questions, choose your new system wisely, and have it installed by skilled, trained professionals. However,  this is really only the starting point. Yes, investing in great equipment and having it expertly installed is a great beginning point, but remember that your air conditioner is also going to require some ongoing care if it is to truly excel.

That is where air conditioning maintenance comes into play. We offer comprehensive HVAC services in Canton, and we can tell you with certainty that there is nothing better that you can do for your air conditioner than to schedule routine maintenance with professionals that you can trust—professionals just like ours! No matter who made or installed your air conditioner, no matter how young or old it may be, annual AC tune-ups are a necessity for getting the best that it has to offer.

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What Can You Do to Help Your AC Last Longer?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Weather is starting to warm up around these parts, and if you haven’t already you’ll likely be thinking of starting to use your air conditioning system. Have you given much consideration to the quality of your air conditioner though?

Naturally since the last cooling season, your air conditioner has been largely neglected. Colder temperatures, dust, debris, and even the occasional snowfall may have taken its toll on the outside unit of your air conditioner, and even the inside might have portions in need of adjustments.

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What Actually Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Your air conditioning system is a big investment. In fact, your HVAC system can make up half of your total utility costs each month. It’s only natural that you want to make sure you’re saving money where you can. Scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance is vital, as it allows HVAC professionals to get in and inspect your system, spotting small problems before they become larger and potentially increasing the lifespan of your AC. But what actually happens during air conditioning maintenance?

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It’s Not Too Soon to Prepare for the Summer with AC Maintenance

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Now that spring has officially arrived, is it too early to start planning for summer? Of course not—especially when it concerns your home’s air conditioner. An AC system should always head into the hottest weather of the year with a full inspection and tune-up to see that it works its best.

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Late Summer Air Conditioning Warning: Watch Out for Failing Capacitors!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

There are two times during the year when you need to take special care of your home’s air conditioning system. The first time is in spring, when it’s vital that you schedule a maintenance inspection and tune-up from an HVAC professional. This prepares the air conditioner for the rigors of summer. The second time is during the close of the summer season, because at that point the air conditioner has gone through high levels of stress for almost four months. This is the period when an AC is most likely to encounter mechanical failures that will require repairs.

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Here’s How You Clean the Air Filter in Your AC

Monday, July 20th, 2015

One of the important steps an HVAC technician does every year during a maintenance visit is to clean the air filter in the air conditioner. (If the AC uses a permanent filter, the technician will change it for a new one.) A clean air filter helps the system work efficiently without struggling against airflow obstructions, and it also prevents damage to the inside mechanisms.

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Why Maintenance Is Important for Your Investment in an Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 13th, 2015

When you have a new air conditioning system installed for your house, you are making an investment in your family’s long-term comfort. Like any investment, you want to receive the most return from it, and that means an air conditioner that will 1) work for many years, hopefully exceeding its estimated lifespan; 2) cost you as little in repairs as possible; and 3) keep up a high level of energy efficiency so that you don’t have to pay more than necessary to cool your home.

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3 Benefits of Using a Solar Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Solar power has universal potential for providing energy for homes and businesses. Photovoltaic panels and solar converters change the radiant energy of the sun’s rays into usable alternating current that can power any electrical appliance or system in a home. This is how a solar air conditioner operates: the PV cells and the converter send electricity to the air conditioner to run its components. A battery stores power for periods when there is no sun power available.

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Does My Geothermal Heat Pump Need Maintenance before Each Summer?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

A geothermal heat pump is one of the most durable of all residential comfort systems. The one that you have working for your home (and give us a call if you want one installed) should last for decades while providing you with energy-efficient heating and cooling. The indoor heat pump components of a geothermal system have an average lifespan greater than 20 years, and the ground coils can endure for more than 50 years!

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Why Schedule Duct Testing Before the Air Conditioning Season

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Your air conditioning system is only as good as its ductwork. It does not matter how highly your AC unit is rated for efficiency, if your ductwork has cracks, leaks, or debris within it. Duct testing is a great way to find out whether your ductwork is operating effectively. The process checks for not only leaks and cracks, but also insulation integrity and air loss. This ensures that you will cool your home efficiently all summer long. For comprehensive duct testing in Bryson City, NC, call Premier Indoor Comfort today!

Duct leaks can cause all types of problems. Leaks within the supply channel can allow your AC to cool your attic, wall interior, crawlspaces, or garage. This can also invite airborne pollutants, dust, insulation particles, and other debris into your indoor air. If you have a leak in the return channel, you may be inadvertently extracting hot air from the outside, causing extra work for your already taxed system. This can also create humidity problems. Because there is a certain amount of pressure necessary to the air conditioning cycle, leaks can also cause depressurization problems in the home.

How does duct testing work? The most common method of duct testing uses what’s called a blower door. This is a comprehensive whole home test, which measures duct leaks by pressurizing the entire home. Testing before and after your duct registers are sealed gives you an estimate of how much your ducts are leaking into the outside air. Your duct tester may also use a smoke puffer or a pressure pan to pinpoint leaks further. The other option for duct testing tests them more directly by temporarily installing a calibrated fan within the air handler that pressurizes the ductwork system itself and measures the airflow. It simulates the circulation of cool air, and can be especially accurate when performed correctly.

Ductwork faults are very difficult to find without professional testing. By inspecting your ductwork, you can then take the necessary steps to ensuring that your system is well prepared for the upcoming air conditioning season. For duct testing in Bryson City, NC, call Premier Indoor Comfort today! 

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