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3 Tips for a Great Heating Installation

Monday, December 31st, 2018

excellentThe fact that the new year starts tomorrow means we’re already pretty far into the heating season. While winters in this area are obviously very mild, that does not mean that you can scrape by with a subpar performance from your home heating system. If you have a broken down heater on your hands that you have not interest in reviving, or if you are just thinking forward to a planned replacement in a few months, this post is for you.

Regardless of how much we use our heaters around here, you need to know that the heater you have in place is going to excel in its operation. That is why you need to take a few steps to ensure a great heating system installation in Atlanta. We’ve got three simple tips to help guarantee that this is the case. Don’t take any chances with the way in which you heat your home. Keep this information in mind, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

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What Goes Into a Heating Installation?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

dog-blanketThe short answer is “way too much for anyone other than a professional HVAC installer to handle!” We aren’t going to leave you with such a broad statement, of course. In today’s post, we are going to look at what a heating installation actually entails. It is a very complex process, and every step needs to be completed with the skill and expertise that only trained professionals can offer. There is a lot riding on the quality of your heating system installation.

We are talking about the overall performance quality of your heater, of course, but we are also talking about the integrity of the system and even your own safety. Clearly, your heating installation is not something to rush and it is not something to underestimate. The fact that you are reading this right now means that you are well on your way to a great heating installation in Atlanta, though. Our winters are not frigid, but you still need a great heating experience!

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HVAC FAQ: Why Choose Radiant Heating

Monday, December 4th, 2017

radiant-in-floor-heatingGeorgia does not get as cold in the winter as some areas in the Northeast or the Midwest, but it still gets more than cold enough to demand a great performance from your home heating system. If you are planning on replacing an existing heating system, or if you are ready to choose your new heater for a brand new property under construction, then we strongly suggest that you consider radiant heating. The benefits are too great to overlook.

In-floor radiant heating systems may best be installed at the time of construction, but they can also be installed any time that you are doing a remodeling project or feel comfortable having your floors taken up to allow for the installation. It’s a big job, but it is one that we excel in and which we are more than capable of handling in a timely and professional manner. Consider the benefits of using radiant heating in your home, and contact the Canton HVAC pros on our team for more details. 

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What’s Better for a New Heating System: A Furnace or a Heat Pump?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you’re in the market for new heating system this fall, either as a replacement for an aging and inefficient heater, or as part of a new home, you have a number of options available to you. In fact, it may seem like you have too many options, to the point that it’s all a touch overwhelming.

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What Is a 2-Stage Furnace?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Have you ever wished that your furnace could operate on a variable level instead of putting out the same amount of heat whether it’s 40 degrees or minus 10 degrees? You can with a 2-stage furnace. Having two stages allows the furnace to operate at two different levels, depending on your heating needs. If you’ve been looking for a way to heat your home in accordance with the outside temperature, you may want to consider the installation of a 2-stage heating system for your Waynesville, NC home.

How Does It Work?

Every furnace has a maximum output of heat, given in BTUs (British thermal units). With a single-stage furnace, whenever the thermostat calls for heat, you get the maximum amount of heat from your furnace every time. This means that your furnace works at full capacity no matter what the temperature. With a 2-stage furnace, there are two settings at which the furnace operates, low and high, which allows your furnace to heat well but without being at full capacity if it isn’t needed.

Low and High Settings

The low setting is what a 2-stage furnace will operate at 75-80% of the time; the furnace will run at high capacity for the very cold days. When operating on low capacity, the heat cycles are longer but run at the lower capacity; this allows for more continuous heating and warmth for your home. When it is very cold outside, the furnace operates at the high setting, ensuring you have the heat and comfort you want.

Benefits

  • More even, consistent heating – because the system operates at the low setting most of the time, you won’t have the spikes of heat and cooling off period that can happen with a single-stage furnace. This creates more comfortable heating for your home.
  • Better energy efficiency – a 2-stage furnace consumes less fuel at the lower setting, making it more energy efficient.
  • Less wear – a 2-stage furnace has longer run cycles, so there is less turning and off, which helps reduce the wear on the system.

A 2-stage furnace can help you increase your energy efficiency while allowing you to tailor your heating capacity right from the furnace.

If a 2-stage furnace sounds like a good option for your home, call the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today and schedule an appointment.

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How to Prepare for Heating Installation

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Actually installing a heating system is a difficult procedure, and not one that you should attempt without extensive professional knowledge. That being said, you can make your HVAC technician’s job a lot easier by taking a few steps beforehand. Take a look at the steps below to find out how you can facilitate the installation of your heating system.

Proper Unit Size

The first thing you’ll want to do is pick a unit that is the proper size for your home. A unit that is too small will constantly struggle to heat your home, consuming more fuel and costing you money. It will also likely leave uncomfortable cold spots in your house. A unit that is too large will produce more heat than it can use. This lost heat will also cost you money every time the heat runs for a while. A unit that is too large will also “short-cycle” by turning on and off repeatedly. This causes more wear and tear in the long term. Picking a properly sized unit is the first step in ensuring that your heating system is energy efficient.

Make Plans to Stay Warm

It may seem obvious, but if you’re planning to install a new heating system during the winter, you may get uncomfortably cold. If you know it’s likely to be cold on the day your installation is scheduled, plan out how you’re going to stay warm. Blankets, well-insulated clothes, lighting fireplaces, even some hot drinks can make your time without central heating more comfortable.

Clear Enough Space to Work

Installing a heating system tends to involve moving a lot of heavy equipment. Before your professional installer gets there, be sure to clear enough space for them to work safely and quickly. Walkways should be open, as well as the site of installation itself. By doing this, you ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

If you are looking to install a new heating system in your home, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We cover the entire Canton area.

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What’s at Risk with a Poor Heating Installation?

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Jackson County, GA heating installation services need to take more than a chilly winter into account. Ours is an old part of the country, with settlements stretching back to the Revolutionary War.  We have the housing to match that history, with modern developments sitting close to stately old Georgia mansions. You can use a variety of heating systems to keep them warm, but in every case, you want to make sure the system is installed properly. What’s at risk with poor heating installation in Jackson County? Time, money and a whole lot of bother.

Poor installation means a system that doesn’t fit its housings very well, a system where lines and connections aren’t in place the way they should be, and a system that, while functioning, isn’t as efficient as it could be. The causes for such shoddiness are numerous – the wrong parts, inadequate time spend in the installations, jury-rigging solution instead of following all the steps properly – but they all come back to the technician performing the installation. It’s his or her job to make sure the installation is as reliable as it can be.

Unfortunately, the homeowner tends to pay the price for poor heating installation. While the heater may function, it will labor to do its job more than it should, which means it will use more energy and cost you more in monthly heating bills than you’d like. And that strain eventually shows up in increased repair bills too, as individual components fail before they should and the wear-and-tear goes up demonstrably. In the worst cases, you may need to hire somebody else to reinstall your unit, or even purchase a new one if the installation if the first one is put in too carelessly.

None of that should be on your mind when installing a new heater; it’s supposed to make your home more comfortable, not more work. That’s why you need trained professionals like the ones at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems to help. We employ trained professionals and our goal is nothing less than your complete satisfaction. Give us a call today!

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Tips for Efficient Heating

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Although efficient cooling is much more recognized as a way of cutting costs during the long summer, efficient heating is no less important. There are a few ways you can heat your Waynesville, NC home more efficiently, which helps both your wallet and the environment. For further information, please contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, serving all of Atlanta, GA.

One of the many ways to save energy in your home is to upgrade your heating system to a more recent and highly-efficient model. These days you can install a heater with an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of up to 98%, which means that there is only a 2% of energy loss during the heat conversion and distribution process. That said, how much energy you save ultimately depends on the quality of your home’s ductwork and insulation. Alternatively, ductless mini split heaters offer high-efficiency units that suspend from the ceiling or hang high on a wall. Premier offers Mitsubishi ductless systems, which are both highly-efficient and use non-ozone depleting refrigerant.

But there are still other less expensive ways to get more from your existing system. An Waynesville, NC heating expert may recommend servicing several parts of your heating system to maximize the energy efficiency of your home. Scheduling a routine preventive maintenance plan is the first step. Cleaning and replacing your air filter, ensuring that your ductwork is sealed properly and does not leak are parts of a high-efficiency program aimed at minimizing your energy use. Another option is to ask for the installation of a programmable thermostat. This device allows you to further customize the temperature of your home by scheduling times of the day, and days of the week, to automatically adjust the temperature.

Remember that the key to energy-efficient heating is the proper installation and maintenance of your heating system. Call a local Waynesville, NC heating expert at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

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Solar Heating Equipment in Swain County, NC

Monday, February 4th, 2013

When energy prices seem sky high you may want to look to the sky for an alternative power source. The sun is up there every day, giving off energy. Don’t you think that it is time you took advantage of it? Contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today to learn about all the great solar energy options we have available for installation in your Swain County, NC home. Our goal is the complete satisfaction of all our valued customers. Let us satisfy your home energy needs with a new, highly efficient solar energy system installation today.

There are many different ways in which you can use the power of the sun’s energy in your home. That is why we offer a variety of different solar heating products. The equipment you choose for installation in your home must be carefully considered to ensure that it is appropriate for your environment and heating needs.

The SunSource Home Energy System offers much more than just efficient heating potential. This system relies on solar energy rather than grid based electricity in order to both heat and cool your home. When the energy it converts is not needed for your home comfort systems it can actually be sent to your home electrical system for further energy savings. You can even send excess electricity generated by your SunSource Home Energy System back to the electrical grid for a credit on your upcoming energy bills.

Solar heating systems depend on solar panels and an outdoor condenser unit for operation. They must be installed together by a professional solar energy service provide. Multiple solar panels may be used if you have high heating demands or if you wish to incorporate other services, such as solar hot water heating capabilities, into your system. With solar energy, the sky is the limit when it comes to potential energy savings.

Make your home a more efficient, greener place to live. Make use of the power that the sun gives off every day to heat and fuel your home. Contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today for more information about the solar heating products and equipment available for installation in your Swain County, NC home. We can help you keep your home comfortable in a more environmentally friendly way.

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Benefits of Solar Heating

Monday, December 10th, 2012

If you are thinking of upgrading to solar heating in your Swain County area home, there are many benefits to this switch. However, make sure you know measure the cost-benefit of installing solar panels and make sure that your home is ready for such a big change in your heating system.

At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ve put together some things to think about when estimating the cost benefits of solar heating.

Installing an active solar energy heating system is a great way to save energy in the right situation. The layout of your home, number of rooms you need to heat, and amount of sunlight you get in the winter will all need to be factored into the equation. It may not be realistic or practical to use solar energy for all your heating needs. Most homeowners use a backup heater.

You’ll also need to consider the cost of the upkeep. Solar energy systems require a lot of routine maintenance and can be difficult to repair if something goes wrong. Make sure you know how to properly operate your system to prevent repair needs. Solar energy heating systems are complex systems that require detailed instructions on how to use them effectively.

Before you make a final decision, have your home assessed by a professional to ensure that it is as efficient as possible. It is not usually advised to upgrade your heating and cooling system if you have an inefficient home. However, if your home has been properly insulated and sealed, solar heat is a great way to save energy and lower your carbon footprint.

You may also be eligible for a tax break for installing solar panels on your home. Call the Swain County solar experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems to go over your options and help you make the right choice.

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