Premier Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Are Most Commercial HVAC Units on the Roof?

Monday, October 24th, 2022
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Did you know we offer service for commercial heating and commercial AC in Dublin, GA? Yes, we’re proud to help out local businesses when it comes to staying cool. We have more than 20 years of history working in the area and we know all about the best way to deliver the ideal climate conditions to businesses, from stores to restaurants to offices to manufacturing.

Here’s one question we often hear from people about commercial HVAC. It’s something that’s tickled their brains for years, but they never thought to just ask about it. “Why are most commercial HVAC units located up on the roof of the building?” With home air conditioning systems, the HVAC cabinet is usually located on the perimeter of the home. 

We sometimes joke that HVAC units are put on the roof because they make convenient obstacles for shootouts and rooftop chases in Hollywood movies. But of course, the truth is a bit more mundane…

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When Will You Need to Install a New AC for Your House?

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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We’re almost at the time of year when air conditioners will go on a long hiatus. That doesn’t mean you should forget about your own air conditioner, however. This might be the best time for you to replace your AC if it is finally reaching the end of its service life.

How will you know if this fall is the “best time”? When is it time for an AC installation in Riverdale, GA? We’ll examine this below so you’ll have a better idea if you’re ready to get a new air conditioner.

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Signs You Need Commercial HVAC Repairs

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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The size of commercial facilities can sometimes make it difficult to detect early when there are problems with their HVAC systems. But early detection is critical if you want to avoid costly shutdowns of your business because of a failed air conditioner or heater. The sooner you call experts for help to investigate the HVAC units, diagnose problems, and fix them, the easier and less expensive the work will be—and you’ll head off a future indoor climate disaster.

Here are some of the most common signs of a commercial HVAC system that requires professional repairs:

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AC Not Working? Try These 6 Troubleshooting Steps First

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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The end of summer is a serious “danger zone” for even the best air conditioning system. Professional maintenance in the spring will give your air conditioner the best chance of getting through the full season and into the early fall without major troubles. However, the strain from working for several months can still overwhelm an AC, no matter how well cared-for, and require you to call our team for AC repair in Conyers, GA.

But if your AC stops working, we recommend you go through several troubleshooting steps first before you contact us. A simple issue may be the source of the AC’s trouble, and you might be able to clear it up on your own. 

You can tackle these six steps in any order:

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How Your AC’s Compressor Could Fail

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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Dealing with a heat wave requires an air conditioner to do an immense amount of work. In our last post, we offered advice on how you can alleviate some of the strain on your home’s air conditioner so it can make it through the rest of the summer. Today, we’re going to focus on the essential component of your AC that you want to keep in the best shape: the compressor. This part of the AC works the hardest to keep the entire system running and cooling the house. If it fails, it’s often more cost-effective to replace the entire air conditioner rather than just the compressor.

How can a compressor end up failing? There are several ways, and we’ll look at the most common. If you fear you have a compressor at the edge of burning out, call us right away for air conditioning repair in Conyers, GA

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Helping Your AC Help You Through a Heat Wave

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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The second half of this summer is a scorcher, and it’s going to keep up for a stretch. This is one of those times when you’ll most appreciate your central air conditioning system. It changes your home into a relaxing refuge from the heat. And the last thing you want to happen to it now is for it to suddenly fail. You can, of course, call our expert team for air conditioning repair in Loganville, GA, or elsewhere in our wide service area. We know you’d rather not have to do that because no one wants to be trapped in a boiling house for any length of time. 

We want to help you avoid an AC emergency and get your cooling system through the rest of the hot summer without problems. Below are some tips for giving your AC the help necessary for a worry-free remainder of the summer.

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Why an Oversized AC Is a Truly “Big” Problem

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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In a recent post, we debunked several common myths about air conditioning systems. We didn’t have space for all the major misconceptions people have about ACs (there are plenty!), but we wanted to write a specific blog post about one we didn’t include because it deserves special attention. This is the myth that “There’s no such thing as an air conditioner that’s too powerful.” Or, in HVAC terms, “an oversized AC.”

When people are looking for a new air conditioning installation in Conyers, GA, they often fall into the mistaken belief that it’s better to err on the side of an AC that’s too powerful rather than one that’s not powerful enough. It’s easy to see why this is a common belief. If the AC provides too much cooling, you can just adjust the thermostat, right? 

However, the sizing of an air conditioning system for a house is complex, and both undersized and oversized ACs create problems. An undersized AC won’t be able to cool the house fully, and an oversized AC will … well, we’ll get into that below.

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How Long Should My AC’s Compressor Run?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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One of the small pleasures of the summer season is the satisfying thunk noise of the compressor in an air conditioning system turning on. As this part of the AC goes to work, it means cool, refreshing air will soon flow from vents around the house. 

If you’ve lived with a central air conditioning system before, then you’ll know its compressor doesn’t run constantly when you have the air conditioner turned to cool off the home. Instead, it runs periodically and then powers down for a stretch. These periods are known as cooling cycles, and they help to keep the temperature in a house from becoming too cold and to prevent the compressor (the most powerful part of an AC and the one that uses the most electricity) from overheating. But how long should the compressor run at a time?

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The Sounds That Mean Trouble For Your AC

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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You likely know what the normal noises are that your air conditioner makes while it is running. Sounds like the whoosh of air through your ducts and even some movement from the ducts themselves when they expand or contract are all probably normal. But when your AC begins to create new sounds, then it may be time to pay closer attention.

A noisy AC may be a system that needs repairs. And if that is the case, the sooner a technician arrives to address the problem the better off things will be. But what sounds are we talking about? We are happy to tell you below so you know exactly when to call us for repairs.

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Top 5 Myths About ACs We Want to Debunk

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Any important home appliance will have several myths surrounding it, such as the old idea that putting ice cubes down a garbage disposal will sharpen the blades. Well, garbage disposals don’t have blades, and ice cubes can damage the disposal. Toss that idea in the trash and you’ll save yourself disposal grief.

Air conditions have their own body of lore, much of it false. Although some of these misunderstandings are harmless, others can lead to poor operation and wasted money. Below, we’ll debunk several major AC myths we encounter far too often.

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