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Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality This Summer

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

woman-blowing-noseWhen you think of living comfortably during the summer season here in Georgia, you are undoubtedly going to focus in on your air conditioning system right away. We get it. The weather here is incredibly hot during the summer months. It’s also quite humid, too. That latter concession points toward an area that too many homeowners frequently overlook: indoor air quality. If you are serious about living in a comfortable, healthful environment, then you need high indoor air quality as much as you do comfortable temperatures.

In order to achieve, let alone maintain, the indoor air quality levels that you deserve, you are likely going to need some help. That is where our indoor air quality services in Atlanta come into play. Let our IAQ technicians evaluate your situation and make recommendations based on their years of training and true expertise. With our help, you’ll be enjoying better, higher air quality in no time. Here are a few ways in which you may go about improving matters.

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It’s Winter: How Is Your Humidity?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

happy-family-cookingLiving in Georgia means not just hot summer weather, but weather that can be quite humid as well. Because we get so much humidity in the summer season, it can be easy to overlook the potential problems that low humidity in the winter can lead to. There are a lot of factors that are going to influence the overall level of humidity in your home, and you may not encounter issues with low humidity at all. Still, it is important to know the warning signs.

If you do suspect that you have low humidity levels in your home, you may want to think twice about going out to the closest hardware store and picking up a portable humidifier. These devices are fine for humidifying, say, the baby’s nursery or other single rooms in the house. If you want to humidify your entire house effectively, conveniently, and efficiently, however, we strongly recommend that you use a whole-house humidifier in Canton, GA.

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Humidity and Your Home: Achieving Optimal Comfort

Monday, May 8th, 2017

home-humidity-comfortWith temperatures steadily warming up, this is the time of year that we remind our clients of the importance of yearly air conditioning maintenance. Your cooling system tune-up allows our professionals to fully inspect your system, clean it, and make any adjustments that may be necessary.

Your HVAC system is not the only contribution to your overall home comfort, however. Your indoor air quality is equally important—and we don’t just mean temperature. We’re talking about balancing your indoor humidity levels. As most Atlanta residents are well-aware, humidity levels can vary greatly throughout the year, and extremes on either end are not enjoyable by any means. Fortunately, we have solutions!

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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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How Does a Home Electronic Air Purifier Work?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

When you are looking for methods to improve the air quality in your home, you will find you have many different options. Some will work better than others. Some may have no effect at all. This is why you should always seek the assistance of indoor air quality professionals who will not only find the right air cleaning method to match your home’s needs, but who will also install the new system so it works with maximum efficiency.

To get a good start with increasing your indoor air quality, call on the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We install a variety of air filters, purifiers, and cleaners for homes in Franklin, NC and the surrounding areas.

The electronic air purifier

One of the choices you have for cleaner air is an electronic air purifier. A professional can integrate this device into you HVAC system, where it can remove some of tiniest particles of contamination that circulate through your ducts. Where standard air filters do well at stopping larger contaminants such as dust, dander, and pollen, for getting through, they have difficulty with gas and odor molecules. Electronic air purifiers, however, are excellent at eliminating these pollutants, such as smoke, pesticides, and household chemicals.

Here’s how an electronic air purifier performs its job: It create an electric field through a process called corona discharge that affects a section of the HVAC system that all air must pass through. This field ionizes particles in the air, which causes the larger ones—such as contaminants—to either gain or lose an electron. A particle that gains an electronic develops a negative charge; a particle that loses one develops a positive charge. These negatively and positively charged particles are now attracted down toward a set of plates on the purifier where they are trapped. A number of differently charged particles will also be attracted toward each other, clump together, and fall out of the air.

This process keeps your air clean and also doesn’t interfere with air flow. An air purifier can be combined with mechanical air filters for extra cleaning power: ask you indoor air quality professional about the best set-up for your needs.

Premier Indoor Comfort Systems is glad to help you with installation of air purifiers and other indoor air quality devices. We also provide repair services and maintenance whenever your air purifier needs them. Call us today to find out more about how we can help your household enjoy the healthiest and most comfortable air possible.

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Types of Exhaust Fans

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Having good ventilation inside homes is becoming more and more of an issue for many homeowners. This is because in an effort to be energy efficient, many homes have become too air tight, and the natural ventilation provided by drafts, etc., is no longer available. One way you can create better ventilation is with the installation of an exhaust fan in your Peachtree, GA, home. Exhaust fans can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and garages, and with expert installation from your Premier Indoor Comfort Systems professional, you can start to enjoy better ventilation quickly!

Exhaust Fan Options

There are a few choices homeowners have when it comes to choosing an exhaust fan for your home:

  • Wall-mounted exhaust fans – these fans mount into an exterior wall, and because of this, they do not need extra venting to expel air as the fan can expel the stale indoor air directly to the outside.
  • Ceiling-mounted exhaust fans – these types of exhaust fans install directly into a ceiling, and they are most commonly used in bathrooms. The unit expels your indoor air through ducting that is attached to a component, such as a roof cap, that sends the indoor air directly to the outside.
  • Kitchen range exhaust fans – the fan that comes inside your hood range isn’t designed to last forever, so if you need a replacement, one of our experts can help get your replacement range fan installed and working.
  • Inline exhaust fans – inline fans are great for areas that do not have the clearance or the room for a ceiling exhaust fan. Inline exhaust fans are mounted in between ductwork (hence their name), and the expelled air travels through your ductwork and out of your home.
  • Fan/light combination exhaust fans – commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens, you can get both ventilation and a light fixture in a single unit.

Many exhaust fans need proper venting in order to work correctly and all exhaust fans need excellent electrical work to operate safely. As such, it’s important to hire an expert who can ensure that your exhaust fan is properly installed and will last for years to come.

If you need an exhaust fan, or need to replace an exhaust fan in your Peachtree City, GA, home, call the specialists at Premier Indoor Comfort today!

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Can Using Exhaust Fans Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Having an energy-efficient home is important for your comfort and your monthly energy bills. However, as we strive to make our homes more energy efficient by sealing up areas prone to air leaks, we may achieve a level of air tightness that is good for our comfort and energy usage but not so good for proper ventilation. This can affect your indoor air quality in Macon City.

One straightforward and easy way to ensure that you have adequate ventilation in your home is through the installation of exhaust fans. Exhaust fans help circulate your indoor air, removing the stale air that can build up in your home. But you can only gain the benefit of exhaust fans when they operate correctly, and the best way to ensure this is to hire professionals for installation.

Since 1999, Premier Indoor Comfort Systems has installed many different types of exhaust fans for customers, and we can help you with your installation.

How Do Exhaust Fans Work?

There are two kinds of exhaust fans: ducted and non-ducted. Ducted exhaust fans remove pollutants and moisture from your indoor air by sucking them through the fan and blowing them to the outside. Non-ducted exhaust fans work by filtering air via charcoal before releasing it back to the living space.

Why Install Exhaust Fans?

There are several good reasons to consider installing exhaust fans in your home:

  • Better ventilation – as we mentioned above, the more air-tight your home, the more you need to ventilate to ensure healthy air circulation.
  • Remove excess moisture – exhaust fans help remove excess moisture, particularly in areas like bathrooms, which can help balance humidity levels and reduce growth of mold and mildew.
  • Remove smoke and odors – exhaust fans remove smoke and other odors from your home and vent them to the outside.
  • Improved comfort – by improving your indoor air quality, maintaining circulation and removing excess moisture, you can increase your overall indoor comfort.

If your home is lacking in exhaust fans, it may be time to consider installing a few. Your indoor air quality in Macon City is part of your overall comfort, and exhaust fans can be an easy solution to an ongoing problem. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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Ways to Tell You Need Duct Cleaning

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

You should have regular duct cleaning done every one or two years to make sure you have high indoor air quality, as well as a clean, efficient heating and cooling system. However, sometimes your ducts can get especially congested with dust and dirt and you’ll need to schedule cleaning earlier.

Here are some tips from our Peachtree City, GA duct cleaning specialists at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems on how you can detect the need for cleaning:

  • Make a physical check: Take a small mirror or a digital camera and go to one of the more easily accessible vents in your home. Unscrew the grill from the vent. Reach down inside the vent with the mirror or camera. Look into the mirror or snap a flash picture with the camera. The image you get back will give you a good idea of what the interior of most of your ductwork looks like. If see something that looks like the lint catcher of a dryer after a load, then you have ducts that need cleaning… soon.
  • Your heating/cooling bills increase: Even a thin layer of dust on the interior of your ductwork will create friction against the passage of air from your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump. This will make the system work harder and drain power. If you’ve seen a rise in your utility bills that you can’t account for because of malfunctions, breakdowns, or increased use, you may have dirty ducts.
  • Noticeable flu- or cold-like symptoms: If you notice that people in your home are experiencing symptoms that resemble allergies, the flu, or the common cold, contamination in the ductwork could be lowering the quality of your air. Look for headaches, nausea, runny nose, eye irritation, skin dryness, breathing problems, and difficulty sleeping. People in your house who have allergies will experience worse symptoms.
  • The house is always dusty: If a dirt-clogged ventilation system is constantly circulating dust through your home, you will have a hard time keeping it clean no matter how much sweeping and vacuuming you do. A consistent layer of dust over everything could mean you need to hit the source: the ducts.

This is a job for professionals

Sticking the hose of a vacuum cleaner into an open vent won’t get your ductwork clean. You need experts with agitation equipment and power vacuums to access your whole network and eliminate the ground-in dirt. If you think you have a dust contamination in your ductwork, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems and speak to our indoor air quality experts. They will help you schedule duct testing and cleaning in Peachtree City, GA that will give you clean air, a cleaner house, and efficient heating and cooling.

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Bryson City Duct Cleaning Tips

Monday, April 1st, 2013

It is sometimes easy to forget about the important role that the behind the scenes components of our heating and air conditioning systems play. When there is a problem that impedes the operation of your home comfort system, though, it becomes much more difficult to ignore these components. If your air conditioning and heating system relies on a forced air distribution system to cycle air throughout your home, the condition of your air ducts is extremely important. Dirty ductwork can lead to a number of problems. Here are some tips from the Bryson City duct cleaning professionals at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

While not every home that uses air ducts will require professional duct cleaning service regularly, it is always a good idea to have them inspected during routine maintenance service. You can wipe clean your duct registers and even vacuum out the exposed area a bit. However, only a qualified, professional duct cleaning technician has the specialized tools and years of experience necessary to ensure a thorough cleaning of your air ducts.

A number of factors will affect your duct cleaning needs. Everything from the presence of pets in your home to the general cleanliness of your house will help determine whether or not you need to schedule professional duct cleaning. If poor indoor air quality is a persistent problem in your home, duct cleaning can help clear the air.

Dirty air ducts can even reduce the effectiveness and efficiency with which your heating and air conditioning system operates. While it is not likely your air ducts will become so clogged that they block off airflow, they can suffer from increased airflow resistance and can clog up air filters. This puts excess strain on your home comfort system, which can cause it to work inefficiently and even damage the system. Plus, the dirt and debris can make its way into your HVAC equipment, causing further operational problems.

If you notice a general decline in the performance of your air conditioning system, you may need to schedule professional duct cleaning. Do not let dirty air ducts have a negative impact on your indoor air quality and comfort. Contact the Bryson City duct cleaning pros on our team today for more information.

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Get Cleaner Air in Your Home With the Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Premier Indoor Comfort is proud to offer the Carbon Clean 16, the #1 rated HC16 air filter. If you are looking for the cleanest, healthiest air in your home this is the filter for you! At Premier we offer indoor air quality services in the Atlanta area. We also service Western North Carolina from our new office in Bryson City, NC. Give us a call today to find out how we can help improve the quality of your home comfort. Whether you need air filters, humidifiers, exhaust fans, air conditioning or heating services the team at Premier Indoor Comfort provides expert service throughout Georgia and Western North Carolina.

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