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Forced Air Heaters Need Fresh Filters!

Monday, February 12th, 2018

man-with-air-filterFurnaces and heat pumps are very popular heating systems, and with good reason. They are forced air systems that can operate with great efficiency, and distributing heated air throughout a home via a network of air ducts is a great way to heat a home up promptly. Such systems can run into trouble, however, if they do not have fresh air filters in place. When you schedule routine HVAC maintenance, air filters will be changed as needed. This only happens once a year, though.

Typically, an air filter should be changed once every 1-3 months. There are a lot of factors that can affect this need, however—pets in the house, general cleanliness, and so on. You should be checking your air filter regularly to assess its condition and replacement needs. Is it really worth the trouble, you may be wondering? The answer is yes, it absolutely is. Changing your air filter is a very simple task, replacement filters are quite cheap, and the benefits of doing so are numerous.

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Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 28th, 2017

air-filter-close-upChances are — or hopefully are — that you know just how important routine air conditioning maintenance is in the effort to keep your system functioning at peak performance levels. One thing that you may have forgotten, though, is just how important it is that you handle one maintenance task on your own. That is changing your air filter regularly. Yes, routine maintenance is something that absolutely must be left to trained professionals. Changing your filter is something that needs to happen more than once a year, though.

Now, you may not think that something as “minor” as changing your air filter is going to have that big of an impact on the overall performance and operational qualtiy of your air conditioner. However,  you’d be very wrong in thinking this. Changing the air filter as needed is absolutely integral in ensuring that your system functions properly. Consider the following, and remember to change your air filter refularly if you want to get the most from your air conditioner in Roswell, GA.

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My AC System Is Leaking Fluid—What Is This From?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

ac-system-leaking-fluidWhen you notice water where it shouldn’t be, anywhere in your home, your first instinct may be to call for plumbing system repairs—but the problem may actually be an air conditioner leak. AC systems can leak water, but not from any part of your plumbing system. Rather, it’s from condensation that has built up within the system and might, if drainage is not properly set up, find a way to spill over and into your home.

Depending on the location of your cooling system’s indoor unit, the results of a leak can be detrimental. So, what should you do if your air conditioner does spring a leak? Keep reading to learn more about this AC issue, and be sure to give us a call right away if you find yourself in need of Roswell, GA air conditioner repairs.

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Get Started on Your Pre-Season Air Conditioning Preparation

Monday, April 10th, 2017

pre-season-air-conditioning-prepSpringtime temperatures have remained fairly cool for the most part. Most of us have stopped using our heaters for the season, save maybe for a couple chillier nights. But you probably aren’t ready to start your air conditioner yet. That’s okay, so long as you don’t forget the importance of Roswell, GA air conditioning maintenance.

A professional AC tune-up allows our professionals to fully inspect and clean your cooling system, making any necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs. Tackling this repairs pre-cooling season is essential to ensuring that your air conditioner will last all through spring and summer. Professional maintenance is not the only pre-season preparation you should make, however.

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Why and When You Should Invest in Duct Testing

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most homeowners assume that so long as their ductwork is blowing heated or cooled air throughout their living space, which those air ducts are working just fine. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that their ductwork may actually be working inefficiently, negatively impacting your indoor air quality and the performance of your HVAC systems.

Since your air ducts are not particularly visible in your home, problems with the ductwork can often go undiagnosed and unresolved for a long time. When you schedule professional duct testing, however, you don’t have to worry about this. But when should you consider this service?

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An Idea for the Change in Seasons: Solar Heating and Cooling

Monday, March 7th, 2016

March is an unusual time of the year when it comes to home comfort. Temperatures are warming up as the winter recedes, but there isn’t yet a steady rise to the summer heat. You’ll still use your heating system on some days and nights, but the air conditioning might also occasionally need to come on. And there will also be times when you won’t need to rely on the comfort system at all.

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How Does a Whole-House Humidifier Work?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

A whole-house humidifier is a very effective installation to help with comfort during the winter. There is often much less moisture in the air during this season (furnaces often contribute to drying out the air), and that adds an unpleasant edge to low temperatures because it makes it easier for heat to escape from the human body. Low humidity also contributes to dry, chapped skin, an increase in the ease of how illness moves from person to person, and a spike in annoying static electricity.

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Yes, You Also Need to Change or Clean the Air Filter During Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

One of the important steps for regularly maintaining an air conditioning system during the summer is to change its air filter (or clean it if the AC uses a permanent filter) once a month. This advice also extends to your heating system if you have a furnace or other forced-air heater. Usually the heater shares the same cabinet with the air conditioner, and also uses the same filter that is housed where the return air ducts connected with the cabinet.

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Installing a New Air Conditioner: There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Choice!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You’ve decided to install a new central air conditioning system. Maybe it’s a replacement for an ancient unit in the house that has long passed its “sell-by” date. Or perhaps it’s the first AC for your new home. Whatever the reason, you now are facing the choice of what air conditioner to buy and install.

It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as a “universal” air conditioning system where one size will work with all homes. Choosing and sizing a new AC is a difficult process, and to make sure that you end up with the right unit, you must have HVAC professional working with you.

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The Thermostat and Heating Repair

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

When your heating stops working, you are probably tempted to go straight to the heating unit and see what’s wrong, or call a professional to do it for you. No one can blame you for these actions. After all, if the heat stops working, it’s reasonable to assume that the heater is the cause. Believe it or not, however, this isn’t always the case. Read on to find out how the thermostat can affect your heating.

The Thermostat

The thermostat is like the central nervous system of your heating system. It is responsible for everything your heater does, from when it turns on to when it turns off and everything in-between. Modern thermostats are primarily constructed of a sensor, control circuit, and user interface.

Once the desired temperature is set, the thermostat waits until the sensor registers a rise or drop from that temperature. Once the sensor registers a temperature change, the control circuit orders the heating system to start up. Once the temperature rises back to where it should be, the thermostat turns the heating system off. Incidentally, this is why it doesn’t warm the house faster if you turn the thermostat up higher. The temperature of the air the heating system produces is always the same. A higher thermostat temperature will just cause the system to work longer before turning off.

Heating Repair

When you call an HVAC technician to your home to find out what’s wrong with your heating system, he or she will almost always check the thermostat first. That’s because, as mentioned previously, the thermostat is indispensable to the heating system’s operation. If the thermostat’s sensor is malfunctioning, the heater might never turn on. If the control circuit is broken, the heater might never turn off and vice versa. Even if the heating system itself is in absolutely perfect condition, a broken thermostat can prevent it from working. So, the next time your heater is having issues, don’t automatically assume there’s something wrong with it. Check the thermostat first, then call a professional.

If you’d like to know more, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We provide heating repair throughout Roswell.

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