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What Happens During a Spring AC Tune-Up?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

It may not seem like spring is right around the corner, but it is, and with it comes the use of your home’s air conditioner. One of the best ways to get ahead of warm, spring air is to schedule a spring air conditioning tune-up for your AC system in Tyrone. Scheduling maintenance now puts you ahead of the many customers who will be calling in another month, and the appointment also gets your AC ready to work after sitting idle for the last few months. Operating your AC with last year’s wear and tear can put unnecessary stress on your air conditioner, but a full tune-up will have your system working optimally. The AC experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems are ready to assist you with your spring AC tune-up, so call us today!

Overview of a Spring AC Tune-Up

Just as a tune-up appointment for your car is a thorough process, so, too, is a tune-up for your air conditioner:

  • Inspection – your technician will closely inspect your entire AC unit to discover any existing or developing problems.
  • Cleaning – your AC attracts dust and dirt, and there may be debris inside the outdoor metal cabinet from this winter; all of this will be cleaned.
  • Adjusting – sometimes components can shift positions, which can affect their operation. If anything needs adjusting, like a fan belt or loose wiring, it will be taken care of during the appointment.
  • Check of refrigerant level and electrical voltage – the technician will make sure your AC system has the right amount of refrigerant as well as the right amount of voltage in various parts of the system.
  • Performance testing – lastly, your technician will make sure that your system runs as expected.

Annual maintenance for your air conditioner helps improve energy efficiency and comfort, prevents repairs and helps extend the life of your cooling system. To gain these benefits, it’s imperative to hire professionals who know what they are doing, and the experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems have the training and certification necessary to properly tune-up your AC.

Contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today, and schedule a spring air conditioning tune-up for your home in Tyrone!

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How to Tell that You Need Duct Repair

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Your ductwork is the delivery system for your home’s conditioned air. It is an integral part of your HVAC system, but because it isn’t very visible, it can be easily ignored and/or forgotten about. While air ducts are durable and have a long lifespan, they can wear and break just like any other part of your system. Understanding what the signs of faulty ductwork are can help you repair your ducts in Tyrone on a timely basis. Here are some common signs of faulty ducts as put together by the trained and certified technicians at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems:

Signs of Faulty Ductwork

Here are some typical signs that can indicate it’s time to repair your air ducts:

  • High energy bills – faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% of the total air loss for your HVAC system. When you lose a significant amount of your heating and cooling, your HVAC system has to compensate for this loss in order to achieve the temperature you’ve set. A system that has to work harder needs more energy.
  • Poor indoor air quality – holes and cracks in your ductwork allow contaminants like dirt, dust and other small debris into your air flow; excess humidity can also become a problem. All of this can significantly reduce the quality of air inside your home.
  • Unpleasant odors – not only can dirt and dust get in from the outside, so can odors.
  • Whistling noises – if you hear a whistling sound when your system is running, this can be an indication that air is escaping from the ducts.
  • Uneven temperatures – multiple hot and cold spots throughout your home can be an indication that certain ducts may have become disconnected, or that there is more wear and tear in one area more than another.
  • Poor installation – it doesn’t happen frequently, but your ductwork could have been installed poorly initially. Kinks in the ductwork, ducts that is too small and poor layout are all examples of poor installation.

Faulty ductwork can compromise your indoor air quality, drive your energy bills up and make your indoor temperature uncomfortable.

Scheduling professional duct repair in Tyrone can eliminate these problems. If you notice any signs of faulty ductwork, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

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What Is a Ventilation Control System?

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The letters HVAC stand for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.” There is a good reason that ventilation is included so prominently: the ventilation system in your home is a crucial part of how well the air conditioning and heating work and how efficiently they operate. The best air conditioner ever manufactured will provide little comfort and drain large amounts of energy if attached to a deficient ventilation network. Perhaps even worse, a polluted set of ducts can lead to the ventilation lowering indoor air quality.

One way to allow for the best comfort and energy-efficiency in your HVAC system is through the installation of a ventilation control system that allows in fresh air without harming performance or air quality. You can call the professionals at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems to find out more about how we can install a ventilation control system in Tyrone, GA for your home.

You deserve to receive the best quality from your HVAC system, and our technicians can deliver it for you. Call us today to learn more about ventilation control systems. 

What ventilation control systems do for your home

A ventilation control system consists of motorized dampers connected to control and monitoring devices. Once an installer hooks up these components, the monitors begin to track all the factors that will influence ventilation in your home. Specifically, the monitors measure the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the humidity, and your settings on the thermostat. The system then determines how much fresh outdoor air to ventilate to the inside, and for how long. The systems continues to monitor temperature and humidity (it will not allow indoor relative humidity to rise above 55%). The damper will also remain closed in cases of extreme temperatures (such as 100°F outdoor heat), although you can always disable this feature if you wish.

With the ventilation control system working for your home, you will receive a steady supply of fresh air that will benefit your indoor air quality, but without having a negative impact on your heating and cooling system that will drive up your bills.

You need to make sure that you have professionals install you ventilation control system in Tyrone, GA: it must be correctly calibrated and the dampers properly fit into the ductwork, or else the system will not provide you with the benefits you want—it may even work against you and cause extra stress on the heater and AC. A technician familiar with these systems will see that you receive a quality installation.

Contact our staff at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today to ask about how we can fit your home for a ventilation control system. We offer a number of ways to help you increase your indoor air quality—air filters, cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and energy recovery ventilators—so schedule an appointment to learn what we can do to increase your home’s comfort.

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Air Conditioning FAQ: What is a Compressor?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Of the various components and mechanisms that make up your air conditioner, few are as important as the compressor. In today’s FAQ, we’d like to address what a compressor is, how it works, and situations when it might be time to fix it. For comprehensive air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA, call Premier today!

  • What is a compressor? A compressor is basically a small engine powered by the electricity and often fired up by a capacitor. It is designed to do one thing really well: compress the refrigerant that circulates throughout the various components of your system. There are numerous types of compressors on the market today, and some of them have two-stages to incorporate different cooling needs and to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
  • How does it work? A compressor works by accepting the refrigerant from the indoor evaporator coil. Once the refrigerator has been evaporated, it is in a gaseous state. But in order for it to become cool again, it needs to be heated up greater than the temperature of the outdoor air. This is where the compressor comes in. Once the refrigerant has left the compressor, it moves to the condenser coils where the thermal energy created by the compressor is dissipated into the outside air with the help of an exhaust fan.
  • Compressor issues: Today’s compressors are often completely sealed off to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris inside the sensitive mechanical components. Your compressor can overheat, however, if there are any airflow issues or low refrigerant levels. Make sure you change your air filter regularly to ensure that it doesn’t impede airflow and cause an issue.

If you’re concerned about the operation of your compressor, or if you’re not getting the cooling you want, then consider calling for air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA from Premier!

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Getting the Most from Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Homeowners throughout the Atlanta, GA need to not only depend upon their air conditioning systems, but also ensure that they perform at the peak of their capacities. Getting the most from your AC is not just fiddling with the temperature to “go easy” on the AC.  In this post, we’d like to give you some tips on how to maximize performance and keep energy costs to a minimum. For more information about Atlanta, GA air conditioning maintenance and performance, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today!

  • Routinely change your air filter: This is one of the few things you can do as a homeowner and it’s critical to the operation of your AC. The purpose of the air filter is to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris on sensitive mechanical parts. Dirty and clogged air filters can block airflow, and this causes disruptions throughout the cooling system. It can lead to frozen evaporator coils, or an overheated compressor. Check with your tech to see what type of filter you should be using for your AC, and change it about once a month during the cooling season to stave off problems.
  • Enroll in a maintenance program: You can reduce the risk of major problems as well as increase the energy efficiency and performance of your AC by enrolling in a maintenance program. Professional inspection, cleaning, and tune-ups allow your AC to operate as it should. This also allows you to rest assured that your AC is in good hands from year to year. Our Excellence Service Plan allows you to take preventive maintenance to the next level. Your manufacturer’s warranty may even require such a plan. You’ll also receive priority customer service and various discounts.

Getting the most out of your AC is the best way to ensure that you’re getting the most cooling for your dollar. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today for comprehensive Atlanta, GA air conditioning services. 

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What to Do if Your AC Breaks Down

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

As we enter the cooling season in Atlanta, homeowners throughout the area are testing out their air conditioning systems to make sure they work properly all summer long. While professional maintenance can often keep problems at bay, sometimes a system failure is inevitable, particularly if your AC is old. In this post, we’ve tried to address what you should do if your AC breaks down. For air conditioning repair in Atlanta, call the cooling experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today!

  • Check the circuit breaker: Make sure that you haven’t just blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker. Both of these problems are frequent reasons why your AC won’t start.
  • Check for any water leaks: If there is a water leak around your indoor air handler, the problem may be a condensate drain overflow. The condensate drain pan sits below the evaporator to collect dripping water, and prevent it from damaging your air handler. If the drainpipe becomes clogged, it may overflow, and in turn cause the AC to shut off automatically.
  • Call a certified technician: Keep the emergency number of a reputable AC technician close to hand so that you can call for repair whenever you need it. He will be able to arrive at your home quickly to inspect your system, and recommend a solution.
  • Keep cool: There are a number of things you can do to stay cool if you experience a major AC breakdown. During the day, make sure to keep your shades and curtains drawn in order to reflect the sun’s heat. At nighttime, open the windows to let in the cool breezes. Use ceiling fans and other fans to circulate the air in the home. Cold drinks and light clothes will also help you to stay cool while your AC is being repaired or replaced.

We hope you find these tips useful. Remember to hire only certified professionals to work on your AC, and to say any DIY urges for your truck. For air conditioning repair services in Atlanta, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today! 

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Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Homeowners in Waynesville, NC know that summer comes quickly and it doesn’t let up well into September. Spring is a wonderful time not only to get organized and clean up, but also to ensure that your air conditioner is ready to perform all summer long. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems offers air conditioning maintenance in Waynesville, NCA for all types and brands of systems. These are a few of the ways that you can make sure that your air conditioning system works well throughout the hot, humid summer here in Georgia.

Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance in Waynesville, NC

Here are some quick and easy things to do to prep for summer:

  • Clean your air filters. Your air conditioner has air filters that are designed to prevent insects, dust, and other debris from entering your indoor air. Without regularly changing, dirty air filters can actually inhibit the efficiency of your system, causing it to work harder to cool your home. Cleaning your air filters is an easy and inexpensive way to prepare your home for the Waynesville, NC heat.
  • Enroll in a preventive maintenance plan. Routine inspection and maintenance for your air conditioning system is one of the best things you can do for your home’s comfort. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems offers comprehensive air conditioning maintenance in Waynesville, NCA, which includes a biannual tune-up, cleaning and safety inspection. It gives our customers peace of mind and the satisfaction of knowing that their air conditioning is performing to the best of its ability all summer long.
  • Clean the surrounding areas. Your outdoor condenser unit may have attracted various debris and organic matter during its off-season. Make sure that no vegetation is crowding the machine and that it has proper airflow circulation on all sides. Get rid of any twigs, leaves or branches that may cause it to work incorrectly.

Getting air conditioning maintenance in Waynesville, NC is a great way to ensure that you enjoy crisp and cool air during the hottest months of the year. To learn more about our maintenance services, or to schedule a seasonal inspection, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today!

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Why Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Professional heating maintenance is an important component of dependable heating for homeowners. By signing up for routine maintenance service, you are not only ensuring the successful operation of your system in the short-term, but also taking steps to maximize the longevity of your system in the long-term. These are benefits that homeowners in the Atlanta area have come to expect from Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We offer a comprehensive preventive maintenance program that includes inspection, tune-up and cleaning. If you’re considering a program of regular maintenance, or think you might need to schedule an inspection or cleaning, give us a call today.

Whether you have a furnace, heat pump, geothermal or solar heating system you need to know when the system is working well and when it needs professional service. Professional heating maintenance programs place the homeowner in control of their heating systems. Below is a breakdown of our Excellence Service Plan (ESP), which describes the many benefits of routine heating service in Atlanta, GA:

  • Bi-annual visits. One of our HVAC technicians will visit twice a year to make sure both your heating and air conditioning system are functioning effectively
  • Priority. Signing up for ESP entitles you to a 15% discount on selected parts for repair, or a 5% discount on replacement. You’ll be one of our priority service customers.
  • Warranty. Most equipment manufacturers require regular servicing to sustain their warranties and the ESP gives you the peace of mind of a comprehensive system check-up. Your heating system will operate more efficiently and effectively.
  • Peace of mind. There’s no substitute for it. Knowing that your heating system is in the hands of professionals gives you a sense of security. You’ll know that you can rely on Premier Indoor Comfort Systems in Atlanta, GA to clean your system and to repair any necessary problems.

To make sure that your heating system is operating properly throughout the year, schedule a professional heating maintenance program with Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We can make sure you get the most out of your Atlanta home’s heating system. 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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How Heating System Maintenance Can Cut Costs

Monday, January 21st, 2013

With all of the effort and time you spend into keeping your home comfortable, regular heating maintenance should be part of your annual routine. Most people realize that regular oil changes and tune-ups are great for your car. But few people turn around and apply that same reasoning to their heating system. With so much use and with such an important job, your heating system needs maintenance just like the rest of your home. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we’ve been providing complete heating maintenance in Waynesville, GA for over 10 years. We know how important the heating system is to your home which is why we wanted to let our customers know how regular maintenance can benefit their home.

Reduced Heating Repair Costs

Perhaps one of the most attractive benefits to regular maintenance is the potential to reduce the need for costly repairs. Heating repairs in Waynesville, GA normally originate from a small problem. If that small problem is allowed to get worse, it can turn into a much larger and more costly repair. But when you have a trained heating technician from Premier inspecting your furnace, boiler or heat pump, we can catch those problems before they grow.

Extended Appliance Life

At Premier, we’ve replaced many different types of heating systems in Waynesville, GA. We often notice that the heating systems we replace were destroyed by a small issue that was allowed to grow. With regular maintenance, our technicians will be able to catch those problems before you need to replace your entire heating system.

Increased Efficiency

Another huge benefit to regular heating maintenance is the potential to increase the efficiency of your heating system. Over time and with continued use, your heater will start to wear out and deteriorate. When you have a trained technician from Premier thoroughly cleaning, lubricating and replacing broken parts, you can maintain that efficiency for a much longer period of time.

If you need any kind of heating maintenance in Waynesville, GA, just call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today. 

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