Premier Comfort HVAC System Information
Premier Comfort Services, Inc., specializes in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service, repair, and maintenance. Listed below is a range of HVAC related equipment and systems that we service.
Modern air conditioner units provide more comfort and efficiency than ever. A traditional air conditioning system has two parts: an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler, and an outdoor unit. The outdoor condenser unit releases the heat that the refrigerant picks up inside the home. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together.
When an air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life. Air conditioning and cooling efficiency is measured using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). A higher SEER rating means higher energy efficiency. Increased efficiency may substantially lower your home cooling costs.
A furnace works to keep a home warm in the winter and, even in Florida, plays a critical part in the operation of your home comfort system. Furnaces produce heat through the combustion of natural gas or propane in the furnace’s burner. The heat produced from this process then passes through a heat exchanger. Air from your home’s return air ducts is blown over the heat exchanger, thus warming the air. The furnace’s blower then blows the warmed air into the ductwork, which carries and disperses the warmed air throughout the home.
The furnace’s blower then moves the warmed air into the ductwork, which carries and disperses the warmed air throughout the home. During warmer months, the blower inside a furnace continues to circulate return air throughout the home–only this time, the return air has been cooled by being blown over the indoor coil portion of the home’s split-system air conditioning system. The condensing coil is typically installed on top of the furnace.
An air handler, or air handling unit (often abbreviated to AHU), is a device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Usually, an air handler is a large metal box containing a blower, heating and/or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers. Air handlers usually connect to ductwork that distributes the conditioned air through the building, and returns it to the AHU. Sometimes AHUs discharge (supply) and admit (return) air directly to and from the space served, without ductwork.
The air handler is an important part of your air conditioning equipment. Its job is to effectively circulate conditioned air throughout your home. When matched with a heat pump, it circulates both cool and hot air, depending on the season. With properly sized air handlers, your home will have the right amount of clean, comfortable air year-round. Air handlers make a significant contribution to the overall efficiency of your system. The more efficient your air handler is, the less work your outdoor unit has to do to make your home comfortable.
“Variable speed” refers to the fan motor inside the air handler – the indoor part of an air conditioner that moves cooled or heated air throughout the ductwork of your home. An air handler is usually a furnace or a blower coil. Unlike conventional single-speed motors, a variable speed motor runs at a wide range of speeds to precisely control of heated and cooled air throughout the home. Better airflow control has several benefits:
- Electrical Efficiency – Variable speed motors can actually save you money on your energy bill, as they consume less electricity than standard motors.
- Cooling Efficiency – Variable speed technology also means you will gain air conditioning efficiency (or SEER).
- Zoning – Variable speed motors are excellent for zoning, which allows you to customize your comfort in different areas of your home and control your energy bills.
- Air Quality – A variable speed motor can also help clean the air in your home. When the fan is in constant operation (indicated by the “fan” setting on your thermostat), the motor will continue to slowly circulate air, allowing filters to capture more contaminants.
The evaporator coil, also known as an indoor coil, is vital in heating or cooling your home. It works with the air conditioner or heat pump to cool and condition indoor air that flows over it by drawing out heat and moisture. An evaporator coil is either installed with your furnace or as part of your air handler. The refrigerant runs through a small copper line located inside the coil and evaporates as it absorbs heat from the indoor air. The coil serves as a heat exchanger and essentially works with your heat pump in cold weather and your cooling system for warmer months.
Over time this coil can become dirty and negatively affect the efficiency and performance of your air conditioning system. This can easily be remedied with routine maintenance which includes cleaning your coils. Clean evaporator coils will deliver a higher performance and cleaner air in your home.
Providing year-round performance for home comfort, heat pumps are a great and efficient solution for your Florida home. This is because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it’s the hottest day of the summer, or the coldest day of winter, heat pumps work day-in and day-out to keep your family in premium comfort. The benefit of having a heat pump is that it provides year-round, energy-efficient indoor comfort for moderate climates. A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round.
Ductless air-conditioning systems have been the quiet solution for cooling and heating problems around the world. A Mini Split A/C system has three main components: an indoor air handling unit, an outdoor condensing unit and a remote controller. These units are easily connected by refrigerant lines running through a small three-inch opening in the wall or ceiling.
The outdoor unit cycles the refrigerant through the lines to and from the indoor unit, where the air is conditioned and distributed into the space. Installation includes mounting the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines, and making a few electrical connections. An easy installation for our technician means you’ll be enjoying the comfort of your Mini Split faster.
These units are very versatile and work in most residential spaces. You don’t need ductwork or even a window for installation. The sleek wall-mounted indoor unit fits discreetly high on the wall. The outdoor unit is slim and requires minimal ground space or service clearance.