What You Can Do to Ensure Space Heater Safety

October 19, 2021

Certain areas of your Whittier, North Carolina, home might be significantly colder than others. Using a space heater is one way to enjoy sufficient warmth in these spaces. However, before rolling a space heater out and plugging it in, it’s important to know how to do so safely. Space heaters that are old, left unattended, or poorly set up can easily lead to disaster. Following are a few fire prevention tips that every homeowner should know. Space Heaters Should Never Be Left Unattended Never leave your space heater running when leaving the room. Always turn this

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Recommendations for Residential Furnace Safety

September 20, 2021

If you’ve recently purchased a home with a furnace in it or you’ve upgraded your own heating system to include one, it’s likely that you’re looking to learn more about furnaces. One extremely important aspect that you need to learn is furnace safety. We’re going to share with you some great information about how to stay safe while having a furnace in your home. Give It Space Just because your furnace may take up a small portion of a room, that doesn’t mean that you can use the space around it for storage. Your furnace should

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Signs Your AC Has Been Damaged in a Storm

August 3, 2021

A hurricane with thunder, rain, strong winds, or hail can wreak havoc to your homes and disturb the outdoor AC unit. Although many air conditioning systems are built to withstand harsh weather elements, they are not exempt from storm-related damage, particularly when installed in a location prone to standing water. It is vital to recognize the warning signs of AC damage after a storm. This way, you’ll do everything needed to mitigate any problems or address them before they become more serious. Identifying storm-related damages to your AC unit is not always obvious. Luckily, keeping an

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Common AC Noises and How to Fix Them

July 27, 2021

Being a homeowner comes along with the responsibility of taking care of the various systems throughout your entire home. Your air conditioning system is one of the most important systems to keep in operation for your family’s comfort throughout the long summer months. If you’re starting to notice an unusual noise coming from your air conditioning system, it’s vital to address the problem right away before it gets worse. 1. Hissing If you notice a hissing sound coming from your air conditioning system, it’s important to shut it off right away. This sound is most likely

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 6, 2021

Having an air conditioner installed in your home is a major investment. Therefore, you need to ensure that you keep it in good shape. This will help you to avoid the discomfort of your AC unit failing to work on a very hot day. Summer seasons at Whittier come when the temperature rises, so it is important to ensure that your air conditioner will help you cool your home as summer sets in. Some air conditioner cooling systems might be challenging to fire up after a long time of dormancy. However, preparing your

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 12, 2021

It is no surprise that humidity has a significant impact on the efficiency of an AC system. When humidity is too high or low, attaining indoor comfort can be difficult. Depending on your local climate, you may find that an additional humidifier, dehumidifier or both are important components to your overall HVAC system. What Is Humidity? Humidity is the amount of moisture that is in the air. It is measured by percent humidity, but the actual amount of water in the air at different times of year will change with the temperature. Warm

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 14, 2021

North Carolina summers get hot and humid. Whittier residents depend on their air conditioning systems to beat the heat. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we know that a well-functioning AC is critical for home comfort. Our skilled technicians can handle every aspect of air conditioner maintenance and repair. Human beings have always looked for a way to cool down, but it has not always been as simple as lowering the thermostat. Once a feature reserved only for the wealthiest homes, air conditioning is the product of years of scientific progress and ingenuity. Ancient Cooling Techniques

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 17, 2021

To ensure that your gas appliances provide safe and reliable operation in Whittier, it’s important to remain vigilant to look for any unusual signs that could indicate a problem. This is especially true of your furnace since it uses more natural gas than any other appliance. Any time that you smell gas near your furnace, it’s important to investigate further. After your initial investigation, you’ll be better able to determine if you need to call in assistance from Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. First Things First: Don’t Be a Hero When you’re investigating a gas smell near your furnace, don’t

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 11, 2021

When your home is older than your granny’s, you could be living with high energy bills. They were constructed before the invention of advanced systems and central heating and air systems. Fortunately, you can make your old home as energy-efficient as a modern one with some modifications. Don’t wait for too long to upgrade your old home. Here are some smart energy-efficient improvements you can implement on your old home in Whittier to make it comfortable throughout the year. Get an Energy Audit You probably know that your home is inefficient, but it would pay to

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 20, 2021

A furnace’s filter is probably the least appreciated component of the equipment. It is also the easiest component to change, and changing it is one of the least expensive maintenance tasks. How often should you replace your filter, and is it the same for everyone? Understanding How Your Furnace Works Understanding how your furnace operates helps you understand the importance of your air filter and how often you should change it. In simple terms, a furnace does two jobs. First, your furnace circulates air. Second, it warms the air as it circulates through the system.

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