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Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

question-markHere in Georgia, you really have no choice but to take your air conditioning system, its overall condition, and its performance quality very seriously. It is just way too hot for way too much of the year to leave anything to chance. That is why knowing some of the warning signs that your AC is in trouble is so helpful. Sometimes these warning signs can be a bit tricky to detect. Other times, however, they are quite obvious. This is certainly the case with an air conditioner that is blowing warm air.

Sometimes homeowners convince themselves that an AC blowing warm air is not that big of a deal. Maybe it just needs a few minutes to catch up, right? Wrong. The fact is that no irregularity with the operation of your air conditioning system should be ignored. If your air conditioner in Marietta, GA is failing to provide you with the cool, comfortable air that you rightly expect from it, there could be a number of different problems at play.

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How Often Should My Refrigerant Be Refilled?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

refrigerant-refilled-how-oftenThis is one of the most common questions that professional HVAC technicians get, and the short answer is, “Hopefully, never!” You may be scratching your head, but let us explain.

It’s a common misconception amongst homeowners that refrigerant is something that depletes over time, much like fuel in a gas-powered appliance. This, however, is not the case with refrigerant. This important fluid continuously cycles through your air conditioner or heat pump, effectively transferring heat to bring you a comfortable indoor climate.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Cooling Mode?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

heat-pump-wont-switch-cooling-modeHeat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient choices for both cooling and heating your home. We don’t use our heaters too much during the winter—particularly in comparison to other parts of the country. So in order to save money, it makes sense to have a year-round HVAC system.

But what if your heat pump won’t switch to cooling mode once you need it? Fortunately, you have our team to call for prompt Marietta, GA heat pump services. In the meantime though, keep reading for an explanation as to why this may be occurring.

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The Best Way to Keep Your Heating System Running This Season

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Winter has definitely made its way here, and as such we’re relying on our heating systems more and more to provide warmth to our homes and families. Hopefully, your heater works throughout the winter without giving you any issues, but it can’t do so if it’s not properly taken care of.

Preventive maintenance is the leading way to make sure that your heating system works as efficiently and effectively as it should all winter long. There are additional measures you can take, however, to keep your heating system running well this season.

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Heating Repair Concerns to Watch for in Late Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’re already starting to experience a rise in temperatures here in the second half of February. But everyone knows how unpredictable the weather during the close of winter the beginning of spring can be. Your home’s heating system isn’t done with its job quite yet.

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Should My Ductless Mini Split Outdoor Unit Have Ice on It?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

A ductless heating and cooling system is actually a type of heat pump. The principle difference between it and a standard central heat pump is that a ductless system uses mini air handlers to distribute heating/cooling indoors, rather than a single indoor unit attached to ductwork. In all other ways, it operates as a heat pump, and can suffer from similar malfunctions. One of these is the development of excess ice on the outdoor unit during the winter.

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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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Why Your Air Conditioner May Start to Leak Refrigerant

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

One of the most common problems that residential air conditioning systems encounter is a loss of refrigerant (a.k.a “Freon”) due to leaks. During normal operation, an AC does not use up its refrigerant supply, and the system should have the same amount of refrigerant (known as its charge) for its entire service life. But leaks can allow refrigerant to escape… with immense consequences for the AC’s performance. Unless the leaks are fixed and the refrigerant is recharged, an air conditioner will eventually suffer from a full breakdown.

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How Can I Make Sure My New Water Heater Runs Efficiently?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Your new water heater installation in Marietta will provide you with the hot water you need for warm showers and washing your dishes. But it doesn’t operate for free, and you want it to last – so what can you do? There are some simple steps you can take to help your water heater run more efficiently while maintaining its ability to provide you with hot water whenever you need it:

  • Add an insulation blanket – an insulation blanket can help cut heat loss from the outside of the storage tank by up to 40%; this can result in energy savings you’ll see reflected in your monthly bill. NOTE: a combustion water heater should only be wrapped by a trained professional.
  • Insulate your water pipes – wrapping foam your hot water pipes helps the water inside them retain heat; this can help reduce your energy costs.
  • Lower the water temperature – if you cap your water temperature at 140F, you can reduce the amount of energy you use to heat your water. Lower temperatures also help reduce mineral build-up in your water tank.
  • Replace the anode – every water heater has a component called a sacrificial anode. This component purposefully attracts the electrolytes that contribute to oxidation (rust). Once the anode is fully rusted, the electrolytes may attack the tank. By replacing the sacrificial anode, you can keep rust and corrosion at bay.
  • Flush bi-annually – sediment and mineral deposits can build up inside a tank; by doing a bi-annual flush of the tank, you can remove these build-ups and restore the tank to optimal working condition.
  • Schedule annual maintenance – during an annual maintenance, your entire water heater is checked and inspected; it is also flushed and the anode replaced if needed. All the heating elements are inspected and any parts that need lubrication are oiled.

Helping your new water heater run efficiently can help lower your energy usage and your energy bills.

If you need more assistance with making sure your water heater operates efficiently, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

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What is Refrigerant and Why Is It Important?

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Some people believe air conditioners create cool air. It’s a reasonable assumption; when you put your hand near the vents, you feel cool air enter your home. However, this assumption is not entirely accurate. Instead, refrigerant, a chemical blend that changes easily from liquid to gas, removes heat from your home so that cool air can return through the ducts.

Refrigerant is a generic name for one of a number of chemical blends that continuously evaporates and condenses as it moves throughout your system. Originally, refrigerant was far more toxic than it is today, and it was once a major source of ozone depletion. However, these blends have been phased out in favor of refrigerant that is less toxic and better for the environment.

The ideal refrigerant blend uses very little energy to change from gas to liquid form. It begins its cycle at the compressor, where the chemical is compressed into a very hot, high-pressure gas so that it can move through the rest of the system. Then, it moves to the condenser coil. Here, a fan blows the outdoor air over the coil. As the air passes over the coil, condensation occurs and heat releases from the refrigerant into the air.

The cooled refrigerant, now a high-pressure liquid, moves indoors toward the evaporator coil after passing through an expansion valve which lowers both the temperature and pressure of the liquid. A fan blows warm indoor air over the evaporator coil starting the process of evaporation; refrigerant changes into a gas, absorbing the heat from your home in the process. Then, refrigerant moves outdoors to the compressor to begin its cycle again.

When your system is installed, refrigerant is given a certain “charge,” or level, at which it is to remain. If you run low on refrigerant, then either refrigerant was not charged correctly in the first place or you have a leak somewhere along the refrigerant line that needs repairs.

If you have a problem with your refrigerant, our technicians can recharge the refrigerant and seal any leaks for continued performance and efficiency.

When you need air conditioning repair or maintenance, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems for expert air conditioning services in Marietta.

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