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What to Expect During Your Heating Maintenance Appointment

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

With temperatures steadily dropping, you’ve hopefully already scheduled your heating maintenance appointment. If your heater seems to be working just fine, or if you’ve only recently just bought it, then you may be tempted to skip your maintenance appointment this year. However, this can be detrimental to your system, and your wallet.

It’s never too early or too late to think about scheduling heating maintenance, so long as this is done at least once a year (or twice a year if you have a heat pump). Scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your system is best. But either way, the process is the same. Keep reading to learn what you can expect during your first heating maintenance appointment.

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The Many Advantages of Regular Heating Maintenance

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Winter temps seem to be teasing us lately, with our nights dipping below 40 on occasion but our daytime temps still staying pretty comfortable. It’s as if Mother Nature is trying to gently warn us that winter is well on its way—which it is! So if you haven’t already scheduled your heater maintenance appointment, now is the time to do so. This is the best way to ensure that your heater will work when you need it to this coming season. But why should you care?

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Should a Ductless Mini Split be Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

While you may actually be still using your AC system for a little while longer, the official start of fall is just a few days away. That means that cooler temperatures will come soon enough, and you will need your heater. If you’ve been considering replacing your current heating system, now is the time to take action. And we definitely recommend keeping the ductless mini split system in mind.

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Do Geothermal Systems Need Regular Fall Maintenance?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

When it comes to furnaces, people generally understand that these heaters need annual inspections and tune-ups each fall to make sure they are ready to handle the rigors of winter. (Whether people actually remember to schedule the inspections each fall is another matter.) But what about other types of heating systems, specifically geothermal heat pumps? Is it as important that a geothermal heating and cooling system receive fall maintenance every year, or can it instead have its inspections and tune-ups on a less regular schedule?

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Can I Have Zone Control for Geothermal Cooling and Heating?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Here are two great ideas for your home comfort:

  • A geothermal heat pump: Using the stable heat of the earth, you can both heat and cool your home with greater energy efficiency than a standard heat pump, air conditioner, or furnace. Geothermal systems also have immense longevity.
  • Zone control system: Your central heating and cooling system doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition that sends heated or cooled air to every room whenever it turns on. Installing a zone control system allows you to divide the house into separate “zones” with individual comfort controls.

A question that some homeowners ask about geothermal heat pumps is if they can be fitted for a zone control system. The answer is: absolutely!

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Help, My Water Heater Isn’t Giving Me Enough Hot Water!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

A well-installed storage water heater that receives annual maintenance from professionals should last 20 years, or possibly more, before it needs to be replaced. During that period, the water heater should deliver a reliable supply of hot water to a household. You’ll have a good idea of how much work you can put on your water heater before the water supply goes cold.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Still Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

During the summer, a heat pump works as an effective air conditioner: through the process of heat exchange, it extracts heat from inside a home and places it outside. When the cold weather begins to arrive in the late fall, a heat pump switches over to heating mode: the direction of the heat exchange reverses, and the heat pump moves heat from outside and moves it inside.

However, you may encounter a problem when winter arrives and your heat pump keeps blowing out cool air. This might mean a malfunction, or there could be a simpler explanation. We’ll look at some possibilities here.

For help with your heat pump in Robbinsville, NC, call a company that aims for 100% customer satisfaction with every job: Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

Why your heat pump might still blow cold air

If your heat pump blows cold air in the winter, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. You may have set it wrong or programmed it in a way that the thermostat doesn’t know it should switch over to heating. Another possibility is that the thermostat has become miscalibrated, so it incorrectly gauges the ambient temperature and will not sense when it needs to start the heating cycle. An electrical malfunction in the thermostat might also cause it to lose its connection to the heat pump, in which case it will remain on its previous setting.

However, if this issue isn’t with the thermostat, than the most likely reason for the problem is a flaw in the reversing valve. This component of the heat pump is responsible for allowing the system to work as both a heater and an AC. The valve sits on the refrigerant line and changes the direction of the refrigerant flow, which in turn causes the indoor and outdoor coils to swap functions. The reversing valve is in either “excited” or “relaxed” state, and which one controls heating and which one cooling depends on the manufacturer’s settings.

If the reversing valve breaks and becomes locked in one setting or the other, the heat pump will only be capable of doing half its job. Fortunately, this is an easy fix… for a professional. You should not attempt to open up the cabinet of your heat pump and try to replace the reversing valve yourself. Call in an HVAC technician, who should be able to fix the trouble in no time at all.

Don’t let your heat pump do only half the job that it’s supposed to. When it stays with cooling even as winter creeps in, you need to have professionals examine it. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems will come to your assistance to restore your heat pump in Robbinsville, NC to its full capability.

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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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Air Conditioning Problem: Compressor Will Not Run

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Does your compressor fail to turn on? Your compressor is one of the major components responsible for the comfort of your home during the cooling season. As its name suggests, it’s responsible for compressing the refrigerant into a high temperature, high pressure gas that is then circulated through the condenser coils to be condensed back into a liquid. But like any pump or engine, your AC compressor will encounter problems during its operation, whether because of general wear and tear, or some other type of fault. Fortunately, Premier Indoor Comfort Systems offer comprehensive Bryson City, NC air conditioning services to get your AC back on track. Call us today if you’re having any compressor problems.

Let’s take a look at a few possible causes of your compressor’s failure to operate:

  • Bad capacitor: The capacitor is a bit like your car battery. It gives your compressor that extra jolt of electrical energy it needs to start up quickly. There are various kinds used in air conditioning systems, but they are all essential to the operation of your AC. If yours has become damaged in some way, then your compressor may fail to run.
  • Electrical control board problem: Your thermostat is not the only interface that calls for the operation of your AC. The control circuit board is responsible for switching on the compressor, but if something wrong occurs with its functionality, then your compressor may not be able to turn on when needed.
  • Thermostat: Alternatively, your thermostat might be to blame. Your entire AC system cannot operate if the thermostat is not adequately calibrated to your home so that it can sense the temperature. You may have to replace you thermostat to get your compressor to turn on.
  • Breakdown: Unfortunately, if your compressor burns out and no longer works properly, it is often cause for replacement rather than repair. Make sure get a professional diagnosis from a reputable technician before proceeding with major services such as compressor replacement.  

Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today for excellent Bryson City, NC air conditioning services. 

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Preventing Damage to Your Air Conditioning System

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Are you looking for ways to improve your air conditioning Bryson City, NC? While many customers are looking for upgrades and ways to make their AC more energy efficient, taking any and all steps to prevent damage to your AC is perhaps even more important. During the hottest times of the year, your AC endures a lot of wear and tear, and that much is to be expected, but you don’t want routine daily usage to become damaging. In this post, we’d like to share with you some ways that you can prevent damage to your air conditioning system. Call Premier today for more information, or to schedule a repair or maintenance service.

One of the easiest ways you can prevent damage to your air conditioning system, no matter what type it is, is by changing the air filter on a regular basis. During the cooling season, you should replace it about once a month, but this may vary with usage and environmental conditions. Your air filter is vital to the cleanliness of your AC. Without it, your AC would be subject to any dust and debris that flowed into your ductwork. But as it accumulates debris, it can actually begin to impede airflow, and this can lead to frozen evaporator coils, and even an overheated compressor. Because it’s one of the few AC-related things that you as a homeowner are responsible for, it’s critical that you don’t underestimate its importance.

Another way you can prevent damage to your cooling system is by enrolling in a preventive maintenance program. The Excellence Service Plan involves a comprehensive biannual inspection, cleaning and tune-up to make sure that your AC is running effectively and efficiently. It may even be necessary to uphold your manufacturer’s warranty. It also allows our AC technicians to look closely at the operation of your cooling system so that they can catch any small issues before they balloon into serious repairs. Keeping your system professionally maintained is a great way to prevent damage.

We hope you found this brief guide helpful. If you’re in need of air conditioning services in Bryson City, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today! 

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